Weeks of November 20 and 27, 2017
(this newsletter is for 2 weeks due to the shortened weeks for Thanksgiving break)
***In Math, we are starting Topic 3, Six to Ten. We will learn how to read, write, and count numbers from 6-10. We will learn how to show 6 and other numbers from 6-10. Our new math words include: six, seven, eight, nine, ten. We count the days of school and review counting by tens, ones, and writing a two-digit number (for example, 64 is a 6 and a 4). Please review concepts of more, less, and same as/equal.
***In Reading, our new story is: Jack and the Beanstalk and we will discuss realism vs. fantasy within the story as well as the plot of the story. Our new amazing word are: lend, magic, lad, beanstalk, ogre, naughty. We will continue to build our phonemic awareness by identifying all sounds in a 3 sound word (for example the word dog is broken up by the sounds /d/ /o/ /g/). Tips and tricks- As the foundation for all written words, letters are important because they are the symbol for the small actions your mouth makes as you say words. What’s equally important, however, is that your child learns the sound associated with each letter. These individual sounds are called phonemes, and children who know about the connection between a letter and its phoneme have an easier time learning to read.
***Science and Social Studies- We will begin Unit B, Life Science, and focus on: Chapter 3, Living and Non Living Things. Our essential question is: What can you tell about living things? We will also start looking at winter activities and the various winter holidays.
***Handwriting/Writing- As we continue on with our lowercase letter formation, we will be adding words to write as well to increase our writing stamina. We have been working very hard on using lowercase letters as much as possible and using only capitals to start a sentence or a name.
We have been implementing the Second Step program with the help of Mrs. Rollenhagen. There is a letter about the program as well as an activity that can be completed at home to further explain the goals. We are excited to see the progress in the skills for learning and we are making the most of our school experience!
Monday, November 20- Day 8
Wednesday, November 22- Early Dismissal, 12 pm
Tuesday, November 28- School resumes from Thanksgiving break