This week, we worked on putting all of our good reading habits to work. We worked on having our reading make sense, look right, and sound right. Readers practiced retelling stories and talking to partners about their books. Next week, we will begin some new work in a unit Growing Expertise in Little Books.
We began our new writing unit about writing “How to” books. Students learned that how to writing needs to have things written in steps, the steps need to be numbered, and that pictures need to tell each step. You can help at home by thinking about all the things that your child knows how to do and oral rehearse them. Examples: make chocolate milk, hot cocoa, a sandwich, make a bed, get ready for school, carve a pumpkin, make a sand castle, etc.
Letters of the week:
Students learned the proper letter uppercase formation of all the letters as well as the sound those letters make. Please practice letter sounds at home!
Snap words introduced this week : in, was, got
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, go, here, come, they, in, was, got
We are also working on listening to the ending sounds of words, blending onset rhyme ie /b/ - /at/ make bat, segmenting sounds ie say bat now tell all the sounds you hear /b/ /a/ /t/, and blending sounds to make words ie /b/ /a/ /t/ makes the word bat. You can practice these skills at home as well as use the following websites for fun.
We practiced all the combinations that make up 10. We are working on assessing unit 3 number to 10. We are reviewing how to draw and show our thinking for addition and subtraction stories. We are working on using the vocabulary greater than, less than, and equal to describe two numbers.
Things to do at home:
Play War - winner can have greater or less than number. Before winner takes the cards, they need to say 8 is greater than 6.
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 have been talking about animals needs for survival as well as how their habit plays a role in their daily lives and needs.
1/23 and 1/24 - early dismissal days