Monday we will be celebrating the 100th day of school! Time sure flies! The First Grade and Readiness classrooms are planning some great activities to celebrate.
This week with our Wonders program we will focus on the Essential Question: How do animals’ bodies help them? We will be reading folktales about a beaver and a bat. What are some other features that animals have to help them? We will continue this discussion all week long.
Our phonic focus is Long Vowel Aa with the spelling patterns of: ai and ay. Your children are getting really good at spotting long vowels when they end in “magic e”. They understand that the “e” makes the vowel say its name. This week they will learn about “two vowels walking...with the first one doing the talking”. The spelling words for the week are: mail, rain, chain, way, play, day Sight Words: our, carry - - with exposure to: about, animal, eight, give
We will be learning about the past-tense verbs: was, were. We will continue reviewing contractions.
During Writer’s Workshop we will learn about: onomatopoeia (words such as buzz that imitate the sounds they refer to). Denise Fleming writes outstanding books with so many of these fabulous words. We will try our hand at this great writing technique.
We have been talking about even and odd numbers for quite some time. Last Friday, we applied this concept using goldfish crackers. So much fun! This week we will work more with place value, missing addends up to 10, and equivalent numbers. Has your child told you about Scrolling? This is a great number sense activity - - we have several children already up into the 1,000’s.
Our Friendship Celebration is on Wednesday morning. Be on the lookout for child’s friendship project. They are adorable!