This week our Essential Question is: How does your body move? We will be reading and talking about ways that our bodies and some animals’ bodies move. We will connect this week’s learning to our daily gross motor exercises.
Our phonics study will be “r” and “s” blends. Another tricky week! Our spelling words are:
spill, spin, grab, grass, drop, drip.
Our sight words are: two, move
We will have our first Wonders assessment this week. It will be exciting to see how we can put all our new learning together to sound out and stretch words, respond to stories, and read for details. We will also have our Unit 2 assessment with our Everyday Mathematics program.
With our Everyday Mathematics program we will continue to work with Number Stories, with a focus on subtraction. Using Fact Triangles to guide us, your children are discovering that sometimes instead of subtracting down from a number...they can add up. (Example: 10 – 7 = ? We can add up instead: 8, 9, 10. That’s three jumps.) Last week your children discovered some interesting things about the 100’s grid. We will continue to look at ways to add and subtract on the 100’s grid and our Number Lines as well as counting on from any number.
A reminder about Wednesday’s Halloween Parade... as per the school policy: your child must be able to see clearly if there is a mast, they must be able to walk easily, and their costumes cannot contain blood, guts, or weapons. We will have lots of learning going on all day long. Please do not send your child to school with their costume on. We will get dressed right before the parade at 1:00. We will return to the classroom for some yummy snacks and a Mystery Science video on spiders!