Students are wrapping up the superpowers unit! This week, readers activated book talk power. We learned how to give our partner a book introduction. In an introduction, readers give the title of the book, tell how the pages go (the pattern), and are careful to not spoil the ending! We also have begun to retell the books we read to our partners. When retelling a story, we give the title, tell what happened on each page (using the pictures if necessary, and tell how the story ended. A retell starts at the beginning of the story and tells events in order right to the end of the book!
Students are also wrapping up the writing like a scientist unit. Next week we will write one more story. Then we will work on publishing one of our favorite stories. We will go back and fix up the words and pictures, as well as add color. Unit 2 will go home next week so you can enjoy what we have been working on!
Letters of the week:
V - van /v/
W - wind w/w/
Students learned the proper letter lower case formation of 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
Snap words introduced this week : has
Snap words taught this year: I, a, the, is, my, on, we, see, and, by, like, it, look, you, me, we, you, has
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 finished up our unit on numbers to 5. Students were given an assessment. Next week, we will be using our math skills to make some tasty treat for Thanksgiving. We will also review and go over some of the concepts we learned in this unit and get ready for the next unit on numbers 6-10.
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 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.
This week, we began to study the weather. This will be an ongoing science unit throughout the year. After Thanksgiving, we will begin to investigate plants. Thank you to all the families who so generously signed up to make our science learning even better!
We have been talking about how Thanksgiving was celebrated long ago and how we celebrate today. Students have enjoyed hearing about what life was like so long ago.
11/21 Class Thanksgiving lunch - all welcome to attend
11/22- Early Dismissal
11/23 & 11/24- Thanksgiving Recess