After students read their books, they were asked to use the pattern and the ending to understand their books. Students thought about what the whole book was really saying. Readers then used their letter sound knowledge to read words on the page. We looked at ABC books to use the letter on the page as well as the picture to read the word.
As we continue to write true stories, talk about the things you do as a family to generate good story ideas. This week, students learned to use a checklist to make their stories even more powerful. Students began to look closer at the middle of words so they can hear and write more vowels.
Letters of the week:
Students learned the proper letter lower case formation of all the letters as well as the sound those letters make. Please practice letter sounds at home!
Letters taught this year: t, b, f, n, m, i, u, c, o, a, g , d, s, e , r , p, j, l, h, k, v, w, y, z, q, x
Snap words introduced this week : to
Snap words taught this year: I, a, the, is, my, on, we, see, and, by, like, it, look, you, me, we, you, has, he, she, went, to
We are also working on listening to the beginning sounds of words, clapping syllables, identifying words that rhyme, and generating rhymes. You can practice these skills at home as well as use the following websites for fun.
We practiced counting and writing numbers 6, 7, and 8. We worked on breaking those numbers apart to find different combinations. Students used geoboards to make shapes. We then looked at a bag of shapes to find which shape did not belong in the group.
Things to do at home:
Counting to 100
Counting backward from 20
Count by tens to 100
Count on or backward from a given number not 1 or 10. Example count on starting at 7 or count backward from 13.
Social Studies and Science
We talked about the differences between needs and wants. Students had a good time sharing about the things that they want!
We will have a small family classroom celebration on December 22 following the sing along.
We are working on self help skills like zipping and buttoning jackets as well as tying shoes. Please practice these skills at home so your student can be more independent.
12/15- Report cards go home
12/22- Early Dismissal for Staff and Students
12/22- Sing a long- 9:30 a.m.
12/23-1/1- Holiday Recess