We have been observing and recording our observations with our caterpillars. We learned about metamorphosis when our caterpillars created a chrysalis, and now we will watch our beautiful butterflies venture out into our playground as they begin the next journey in their life cycle.
With our Wonders program, our Essential Question this week is: What do you do at your school? We will have our first spelling words...and spelling test. Our spelling words are Short Vowel Aa word families: man, can, nap, tap, cat, hat We will also focus on four new Sight Words. Two of these words will be included on our spelling test. does not Please practice these words with your child all week long. On Friday’s they will have their spelling test on all eight of these words.
Very exciting - - we will begin reading groups this week. Every week your child will work in a small group with a few more of their friends. All week long we will focus on various reading comprehension strategies and reading techniques. Beginning next Tuesday, your child will be bringing home their book to share with you (use this book for some of the 20 minute nightly reading).
Writer’s Workshop will also begin this week. Using the Six Traits to guide us, we will focus on what writing looks like in First Grade. We will be writing for various reasons during the course of our day.
With our mathematics focus we will look at ten frames and tally marks and continue practicing turn-around facts and number sense using our Rekenreks.
Using Becky Bloom’s book, Wolf, we will continue talking about the power of the word YET.
With Science we will look at the weather... answering the question: What is the weather like today? Your child will be bringing home a worksheet to share with you. Please help them to track the weather over the weekend. This can be a fun family activity.