This week with our Wonders program we will focus on: How do people help out in the community? We will read the book, The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. The book tells how Dr. King excelled in school, became a minister, and worked to end segregation in America. We will be having many conversations around “what can we do together to make a difference”? Our phonics focus will be the following digraphs: th, sh and ng. Digraphs are difficult because, although they have two letters, the sound that they make is different.
Our spelling words are:
fish, shop, ship, with, thing, sang - - want, call
We will also be looking at three additional sight words: all, day, her
Our grammar focus will be nouns. Your children know that a noun is a person, animal, place, or thing. They know that some words always have a capital letter. We will connect this thinking with the terminology of: Proper Nouns and Common Nouns.
With our Everyday Mathematics program we will continue with measurement – realizing the importance of correctly measuring the length (or height) of an item. Doubles will come into play this week – helping us to use doubles as a strategy for adding and subtracting within 20. Combinations of 10 is another strategy we will focus on this week to help us with adding and subtracting within 20.
The Evacuation Drill has been rescheduled to this Thursday morning (December 7th). Please make sure your child is dressed warmly with comfortable walking shoes - - we will be outside before any frost has had a chance to melt.
Finally, this week your children will be decorating holiday cards for the service men and women in Okinawa. This is a wonderful community project (which ties in perfectly with our weekly Wonders theme) that one of our students has suggested. Acts of kindness are everywhere!