Our four classmates rocked it at Community Meeting with their stories “When it gets cold outside...”. Congratulations to our four presenters - - we are so proud of you!
This week with our Wonders program we will focus on the Essential Question of: How do we get our food? We will be reading about where some of our favorite foods come from…chocolate…honey…sugar. Yum! Shelley Rotner and Gary Goss share pictures and facts about these foods in their book, Where does food come from?
Our phonics focus is the long vowel sound of Uu, which is spelled: “oo”. Our spelling words are:
book, look, cook, took, hood, wood
Sight Words: buy, done (with exposure to these additional words: after, every, soon, work)
We will be reviewing contractions with “not” and learning about “inflectional endings”. Why do we double the consonant when we add –ed and -ing to words?
We will continue practicing our Opinion Writing. Last week we were divided on which was a better part of the playground - - Big Toy or Fairy Village. We will finish this writing up and practice with another opinion piece: Should First Graders have homework every night? I can’t wait to hear their reasoning on this one!
We have finished up Unit 5 in our Everyday Mathematics program. Wow – your children are amazing with their understanding of place value and expanded notation. We will learn about the hour hand this week.
Did your child share their knowledge of the Big Dipper with you? We will continue our study of The Spinning Sky this week as we look at the North Star and answer the question of: How can stars help you if you get lost? Next time you are in school, swing by and check out our bulletin board. Your child’s beautiful picture of the night sky is hanging up.
Will the groundhog see its shadow? We will explore this question on Friday. We are ready for spring - - how about you?