Saturday, September 8, 2018

September 8th, 2018

Good afternoon parents, friends and family,

Students have been hard a work this week despite having Monday off and my absence on Thursday.  This week we began to utilize our procedures and expectations as we took a dive into curriculum!

In ELA this week, we began our Open Court phonics and shared reading curriculum.  In phonics, students worked with identifying the letter and sound for A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.  With each letter we reviewed its sound, how to write it (capital and lower case) and how to identify it in the beginning or end of  a word.  In reading, we've been working with rhyming words and naming parts of a book/story. 

In Math this week, we began working with math tools (these tools are not only developmentally appropriate but they are fun and foundational to assisting a child to learn early math skills).  Students worked with adding one more to a given set and reviewed number bonds. 

Thank you so much for those that were able to attend Open House on Thursday.  Be on the look out for times to sign up for parent/teacher conferences.  During the conference, we will go over your child's academic data, behavior, any concerns you may have and goals for this school year. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Thank you,
Taylor Thigpen

Friday, August 17, 2018

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I enjoyed meeting several parents and students last night at our school's Meet and Greet.  

I can't wait to meet ALL of my students on Wednesday, August 22nd for the first day of school!  If I didn't get to meet you at the Meet and Greet, please be sure to send in a note, email or call to notify me of how your child will go home the first 3 days of school.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  

I'm looking forward to a great school year! 

Mrs. Thigpen

(803) 699-2981 ext. 71106