Sunday, August 31, 2008


Hello parents and students. I hope you are enjoying your long Labor Day weekend. I would love for us to try out a new website. There is a link below that will take you to Find the tab Find a List and type in Jeanne Wright as the teacher and week 2 list will pop up.
I have made the word list to help out with phonics study this coming week. Remember we are working on the -ack, -ap, and -ad pattern. There are also 2 review words from last week's pattern-man and mat. We have 2 high frequency words to practice too and over. Log in and have the computer help teach you, test you, or play a game. I really like play a game. You can search for the word, unscramble, or even play hang man with the week 2 list. Have fun and let me know what you think. See you on Tuesday. :0)
studying for your weekly spelling test has never been easier.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to school-1st day again

Well, after 4 days we finally got back today. We had an awesome day. Your child took home the same phonics patterns for this week. Remember we are learning the pattern so discuss other words to fit the pattern that are not on the list. Practice the high frequency words throughout the week and point them out if you find them in public or in reading you do nightly for your reading log.

Practice counting with your child. Count the number of steps you take from one place to another. Have your child count items or practice skip counting by 10s and 5s. We are really working on place value for the next 6 weeks. Give them a number and ask what number comes before and what number comes after.

We went to art for special area and I was amazed at the art work Ms. Francis got out of your child. Please watch our photo show below. Thank you for all your hard work.

We decorated our journals today and will unveil those one day soon. A HUGE thank you to Wal-Mart for donating 10 journals and to Connor's family for donating 5 to the class. They look awesome and we can't wait to write in them each day.

Have a great week! :)Mrs. Wright

Look at us!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Another Day with no school

Better late than never right? I am new to this whole blogging experience but I will give it a try. Volusia County started school on August 18, 2008 and I opened my door to a new group of children. Sixteen young people walked in and took their seats. We had a great day! I introduced the new reading series with our very first whole group lesson. I assessed some students on kindergarten high frequency words. I even got a math lesson in before special area. I did more than I thought I would on the first day. A nd the BEST part?? I got everyone home on the bus or parent pick-up. Mission accomplished. :)

Then we got the message school was postponed due to Tropical Storm Fay- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and then even on Friday. It is Friday night and I am starting a blog.

Hopefully, we will all get back to school on Monday morning. I have watched the news and seen the flooding on the west side of our county. I only hope things get better for all those affected by the flooding and power outages. I can't wait to see what else this year brings because we have definitely started in an unusual way. Keep dry and I'll see you Monday morning for another 1st day of school.