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Class News For The Week of December 11 - 15

Hello Parents.

Please make sure that your child practices their letter ring, the words in the word notebook and reads the books in their reading bag.  Please do not place your child's library book in their reading bag. Please make sure that your child's letter ring , notebook , and books are in your child's bag.

This week in our Journey's Reading Series our essential question is "What can we create with shapes ?".  We will be  blending  sounds into words. We will also be doing segmenting onset and rime where for examp le , I will sayI'm going to say a word.  You say the beginning sound and then the rest of the word.  Only this time , I give the word and the children have to break it up.  

This week in Fundations we are learning our lines ( skyline, plane line, grass line and the worm line).  We are learning how to sit properly when we write and how to hold a pencil correctly.  We are using dry erase markers and erasers and our dry erase writing tablets.  We will be reviewing the letters (t,b,f,m,n,i,u,c,o,a,g',d, s,e,r,j,l,h,k,) The letters , "v" and "w" are being introduced this week. Please review these letters and sounds with the ring inside your child's reading bag.  In your child's notebook is the trick word(I, like,am, the, and, a, see,we, to) which we are reviewing, Please practice these words by counting the number of letters, clapping the syllables, skywriting and if you wish for your child to write the word in their word notebook, the children may write them two times each. 

In Math - We are starting Chapter 4 Representing and comparing numbers to 10

Birthday Club - Happy Birthday to the following children:

In December - Happy Birthday to Kaitlyn , Matthew, and Brianna

Important Dates This Month -

December 7th Parent Teacher Conferences - Students have a full day of school.

December 8th Parent Teacher Conferences - Students are dismissed at 11:15 AM.

December 20th - Dover High School Band performs for the students.Holiday Breakfast Party after the band performance.

December 21st - Holiday Breakfast Party ( note coming home shortly)

December 21st - All School Assembly at 2pm in the Gym

December 22nd Polar Express Day - ( Pajamas Needed).

December 25 - January 1st School Closed.  School Reopens on

Tuesday January 2nd.

I would like to pass along some helpful websites that have activities that can help reinforce letters, sounds, and numbers. They are "" and "abcya" .  Both of these sites have "sound" . Please make sure that your sound is at a comfortable level for your child.  Enjoy!

  Our Specials this week are:

Monday - Day 4 Library

Tuesday - Day 5 Computer

Wednesday - Day 6 Gym

Thursday - Day 1 Art

Friday - Day 2 Gym

Monday - Day 3 Music

Wingdale Elementary School   6413 Route 55   Wingdale, NY 12594   Phone: (845) 877-5720   Fax: (845) 877-5729

The Dover Union Free School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.  
The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Donna Basting, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Staff Development, and Technology
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1233 

Genie Angelis, High School Principal
2368 Route 22, Dover Plains, NY  12522
845-877-5700 x1143

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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