This week in our Wonders program we will focus on the Essential Question: How is life different than it was long ago? We can’t wait to hear what your children think “long ago” means. How are schools different? Transportation? Food? We will be reading Gordon Titcomb’s book The Last Train. This book is based on a song by Mr. Titcomb. Wendell Minor’s illustrations help to make this a wonderful book.
Our phonics focus will be Long Vowel Oo and Long Vowel Uu, with the following spelling words:
hope, nose, note, rope, cute, cub
Sight Words: ago, people
We have been doing a lot of writing in class with a focus on generating ideas, organization our ideas so they have a beginning, a middle, an ending, and adding wonderful words to help describe our writing and make it more exciting. This week we will learn about a new type of writing: Opinion Writing. We will be learning how to state our opinion about something and back up our writing up with two reasons that support the opinion statement.
Reading homework will go home on Tuesday...last week was so crazy with the holiday and a snow day thrown into the mix.
With our Everyday Mathematics program we will continue working on our Number Sense, balancing equations, place value (a favorite activity), and measurement.
In Science we will continue our investigation with the Spinning Sky by focusing on the following questions:
Why do you have to go to bed early in the summer?
Why do the stars come out a night?
Be on the lookout for an email from Sarah Pearl about our Friendship Celebration in February. More information to be sent home this week.