We have already been in school for 25 days! Wow, this sure is going by quickly. We have noticed a comfort level that has settled in with everyone. Friends are reaching out to one another – but that also means friends are comfortable with “tattling” on one another. We read Julia Cook’s book, A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue and then brainstormed rules that we could follow to help us determine if something was “tattling” or information that needed to be shared. Using this great book to guide us, we came up with the following rules - - ask your child to explain these to you. We had such a great classroom discussion.
This week with our Wonders program we will focus on: What is it like where you live? We will be reading and writing about this all week long. Our phonics focus is the short vowel Ii. We have new sight words and new spelling words. Be on the lookout in your child’s folder on Tuesday for these practice sheets:
pin, win, hit, sit, miss, kiss, out, up
Although your child will only be responsible for the sight words: out, up - - they will be exposed to two other words: down, very. We will practice them all week long.
Speaking of Spelling – what a great job everyone did on their first Spelling Test. Thank you for working with your child to help them master these words.
With our Everyday Mathematics program we will be exploring combinations to 10, working with ten frames again (such a great visual tool to help us with number sense), learning about unit boxes as a way to label objects as we count, using calculators, and learning about change-to-more number stories. We will also learn some more math games that you can practice with your child.
This week we will finish up our Apple Study. Ask your child to tell you about the life cycle of an apple. We will be conducting some apple experiments this week, graphing our favorite type of apple, and best of all...tasting homemade applesauce.