September 2014 – For lower levels, our September focus is vocabulary development and sight word acquisition. The books are Food/More Food and Pets/More Pets depending on whether it is the student’s first time through or second. The math focus is on rote counting and number identification. For upper levels, our September focus is comprehension. Special attention to comprehension is important for our kids because they are generally so strong in sight word acquisition that their ability to decode words can get ahead of their understanding of those words. The website of the month is www.starfall.com (although we also love www.morestarfall.com, which is a subscription site, but well worth the price – $35).