Week of December 3rd

Our Christmas party will be on Thursday, December 20th at 9:00.  If you would like to help please let me know 🙂

Spelling words: which, their, said, if, do, will, we, there, can, an, your   Please have fun while practicing these words at home.  There and Their are so tricky for them.  I make a poster with them and I draw a person out of the “i” in their to make the connection with possession, or belonging to a person,  and we link there to a place Where? Over “there”.

Math: We will continue to build up our addition and subtraction strategies and begin to use bigger numbers. You could help us out at home by just asking things like “What is 10 + 1, What is 9-1, If I have 7 and need 11, How many more do I need?  Learning how to tie math into all aspects of life is so good for them, so any time you have a chance to ask them to count something for you or figure out how many days til this or what’s missing kinds of things are awesome!  We are learning how to do a survey, collect data, and create different types of graphs using this information.

Writing:   They are all at different stages of writing which is what makes this time so fun.  We are really focusing on what details we need in a story to make it a great story. Please try to practice handwriting at home 🙂 We have been working really hard on that!

Science/Social Studies:  We will be conducting several science experiments over the next few weeks to keep their attentions!!!  We are also learning about wants vs needs.  I think this is the best time of year to talk about this very important but hard to learn lesson.

If I can ever answer any questions you have or help you out with anything please let me know.  I am having such fun getting to know your sweeties and watching them grow!

November 14th

Hey all!!!! Hope everyone is doing great and gearing up for this Holiday season.  We are in here Firstie Land for sure.  This is such a busy time for everyone and there is so much to try to fit in.  I’m going to give you guys a few reminders of upcoming events and then I’ll break down what we are learning.  Fall picture retakes/makeup pictures are  the 15th.

Our Thanksgiving Reader’s Theater is  Friday at 12:00 in our room.  It is super cute and I will be recording it and posting on our blog for family members all over to see.  You are welcome to take your kiddo after the performance to start your family time.

Spelling: Here are the words for the next two weeks: but, what, all, were, when, we, there, can, an, your  Please remember to make this a fun time for your kiddos.

Phonics:  We are working on the 3 sounds of “ed”.  “T”  “D” and “ED”  Past tense forms of root words ex:  wantED, walkED, waterED

Math:  We are working on attributes of 2D shapes and word problems/ starting subtraction and multistep word problems.

Writing:  We are still focusing on elements of a good story and individual goals.

Science/Social Studies:  We are researching turkeys and what Thanksgiving is all about.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time!!!!

Week of November 3rd

I will be at a reading conference on Monday and Tuesday.  I will miss the kids very much!

 

Spelling words: but, what, all, were, when, we, there, can, an, your

Phonics: adding ed to words and the three sounds it makes.

Math: 2D shapes/ addition/ intro to Subtraction

 

This week be on the look out for a note coming home to explain our upcoming readers theater!! SO FUN! (I should be sending it Wednesday when I get back.

Last week: Wow! We had sooo much fun last week! We learned about vowel patterns by making a witch’s tr”EA”t, a ghost that says b”OO”, and the most fun of all…. fl”OA”ts!  We carved a pumpkin then made it “explode” .  Again, thank you for everyone who donated items to make last week so much fun! I love seeing the kiddos making memories!

Week of October 22nd

Spelling: Review all words

Phonics: th, ph, wh, sh, ch and we are working on ABC order.

Writing: We have now set our writing goals: ask your child what their writing goal is.

Math: Addition facts and 2D shapes.

Reading: Starting Tuesday in their red folder there will be a fluency page (a Repetitive story) I have timed them at school and recorded the time. Each night time them to see if they are getting faster and record the time… The kiddos are so excited about this! The WANT to get faster!

Science: Owls/Nocturnal animals

Social Studies: Red ribbon week

Halloween: Is a half day! Kiddos can dress up as story book character!

 

Week of October 15th

Reminder: No School on Friday, watchdog launch party tonight!! If you have not signed up for conference day please do so!

Spelling be, this, from, I, have, or, by, one, had, not

Math: Combinations of 10 and addition sentences.

Science: Nocturnal animals : Owls

Reading: ask your child why we read the back of books!

Writing: We are really trying to make sure our sentences starts with a capital and ends with a period!

Week of October 9th

Student led conferences will be October 30th.  Please use this link to sign up for a time… Sign up here  

 

Spelling words: be, this, from, I, have, or, by, one, had, not

Phonics: r blends   Try to practice words that have a r blends: brick, tree, creek, etc…

Science: We are having so much fun learning about spiders and bats! Ask your kiddo how we take “high School” notes! They LOVE it.

Math: we are really practicing our addition math facts! Try practicing at home! (5+1, 5+2, 5+3 etc… )

Week of Sept. 24th

Spelling words: We are continuing with the spelling words: at, they, as, his, with, are, on, was, for

Spelling test will be October 2nd for these words.  Once we have a test over spelling words students are expected to use and spell those words correctly in their writing… I take an authentic spelling grade from their writing (grading ONLY words we have had a spelling test over)

Science: We are continuing with 5 senses.

Writing: We are talking about adding a setting into our stories.

Reading: We are really focusing on making connections as we read.

Phonics: We are working on L blends.  (bl, fl, cl, sl…) Ask your kiddos about our restaurant! They are blend chefs this week!!