# November 7 - November 10

Posted by Tiffany Larson on 11/10/2016

This week's calendar helper was Khloe.  She did a great job as a junior teacher!

Our attendance keeper was Westley.

Report cards will go home next Tuesday.

We have new literacy boxes for the students to work with during second quarter.  Most of them involove sounding out simple consonant, vowel, consonant words such as fox, pig, cat, etc.  Please practice segmenting words at home and sriting down the sounds that you hear.  This will help with future journal writing, as well as, sounding out unknown words in text.

Our new concept in math for second quarter will be mastering numbers 11 - 20.  This range of numbers can sometimes be very difficult for students to remember and will probably need lots of practice at home.  One of the things that make these numbers confusing are the names of the numbers.  Some are called teens and some are not.  Students who can count to 100 by 10s often confuse the words of the teen numbers with the 10s such as 14 and 40, 15 and 50 and so on.  Listen carefully when your child is counting the teens or by 10s to make sure the correct number is being pronounced and that they realize these are two different sets of numbers.  I try to draw attention to the pattern of the teen numbers when writing these numbers so that it is meaningful to the student.  I start with 10 and then have them notice the next number is a 1 and 1  and then a 1 and a 2 and then a 1 and a 3 and so on.  We are representing the numbers on ten frames so that the students will see that all of these numbers begin with a base 10 with leftovers.