Happy Veterans Day. A heartfelt THANK YOU to all the brave men and women who have chosen the path of service in our armed forces.
Our Wonders program will focus on our Essential Question: What buildings do you know? What are they made of? We will be talking and reading about buildings and what they are made of. So, of course, the three little pigs is a perfect story for us to dive into. There are so many wonderful variations of this tale, we will read two that your children have probably not read yet - - The Pigs, the Wolf, and the Mud by Ellen Tarlow and The Three Dassies by Jan Brett.
Our phonics focus is short vowel Uu. The spelling words for the week are:
run, fun, nut, cut, bug, rug, - - could, one
Last week I sent home a list of the Sight Words that your child has mastered. If there were any words that your child is still having difficulty with, please help them to practice these words. Next week they will be assessed again.
Our Wonders program will expose us to singular and plural nouns as well as contractions.
The cold weather is upon us. Cynthia Rylant’s beautiful book, In November, will help to guide us to write our own stories about the approaching winter. These stories will go on the bulletin board just outside our classroom door.
Your children are learning how to use different resources to help them to add and subtract as well as identify numbers up to 120. Rekenreks continue to be a favorite! We have been working hard on number operations and algebraic thinking. By the end of First Grade, your child will need to be proficient with:
This week in Science we will investigate Animal and Plant Superpowers. Why do birds have beaks? Why do baby ducks follow their mother? Why do leaves change color in the fall?
A quick preview of what is planned for Thanksgiving week: On Tuesday, November 20th we will get together with our friends from the Readiness and First Grade classrooms for some seasonal activities. We will have two very special artists working with us: Mrs. Keefe (our former Art Teacher) and Mr. Real Fallu. We are planning a special snack for all the children. Please let me know if you could donate: