Last Friday we learned about Presidents' Day and then did a project on our first president George Washington and our 16th president Abraham Lincoln. We will continue learning more about our Presidents this week.
The Essential Question with our Wonders program is: How do animals help each other? We will be talking and reading about how animals help each other when looking for food, eating, and sometimes survival.
This week we have a new long vowel study: Ee with the spelling patterns of e, ea, ee:
me, feed, seat, we, keep, beak
Our Sight Words are: other, because - - with exposure to: blue, into, or, small
Our math program will look at place value and money. We will be working with a “flat” which represents 100. $1.25 would look like: 1 flat, 2 longs, five cubes. Fact triangles were a great discovery last week. We already know about the Commutative Property of Addition (turn-around facts). If 5 + 3 = 8 then 3 + 5 = 8. Using just the numbers 3, 5, 8 we know two additional subtraction facts automatically: 8 – 5 = 3, 8 – 3 = 5.
Did your child tell you about their outstanding onomatopoeia? Amazing!! We will continue expanding our writing techniques this week when we focus on organization. What is a great topic sentence to start our writing? We will focus on grabbing the reader’s attention right away with just our first sentence.
To help connect our Wonders learning with Science, we will look at: Why do birds have beaks? Why do baby ducks follow their mother?
Finally a huge thank you to all for making our Friendship Celebration on Wednesday such a success. We are fortunate to have so many kind and caring friends in our classroom.