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January 19, 2018
Another crazy week with weather! Hopefully, next week will be a full week. This weather has made it very difficult for all of us to get back into our school routine.
It is very important that your child is visiting the McGraw-Hill website to practice reading our group books and to practice our skills.
Here is what we did this week:
RELIGION: Jesus is love. We were all created so that we can be like Jesus and love others. We discussed ways in which we show love to others through the way we treat them. We listened to the story, "Breakfast on the Beach." We learned how Jesus showed his friends how much he loved them by providing them with fish to eat.
SECOND STEP: We all have feelings. Sometimes we feel the same as others and sometimes we feel differently. Some feelings can be very strong. Frustration can be a very strong feeling. We are learning ways we can cope with some strong feelings.
MATH: Numbers are everywhere. We are now working with the numbers 11-20. This week we learned about the numbers 11-13. We are learning that these numbers are 10 + 1; 10 + 2; 10 + 3, etc. We are now using two 10-frames to practice counting objects.
Every child should now be able to identify numbers/quantities/words to 10. Have your child practice correctly writing these numbers without them being backwards. Please continue to practice counting to 100 with your child.
LANGUAGE ARTS: Our new word this week: are. Our letter for the week was Ee. At this time, your child should recognize all the upper- and lower-case letters of the alphabet, know the sound for each letter of the alphabet, and have quick recall of all our sight words.
Here is a list of all the words your child should know:
I, can, the, we, see, a, like, to, and, go, you, do, my, are, red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, brown, black, zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, circle, rectangle, square, rectangle, diamond, oval.
I cannot stress enough, the importance of making flash cards and practicing the words (mixed-up) on a daily basis.
Another skill you can practice at home is writing sentences. Your child is not expected to spell all words correctly. Spelling words, using the sounds they hear, is age-appropriate. I encourage you to have your child draw a picture and then write a sentence about it.
Here are the words your child should practice decoding for next week:
Centers: Computers; iPads; Listening; Writing; Letter Art (e-egg); Word Work; Math (number puzzles 1-20); ABC (sight words); Monthly Art(snowman at night)
Student of the Week: Maron
Have a great weekend!
Did you know...Phonemic Awareness is done orally and without print. Phonemic awareness is the knowledge that words are made up of individual sounds. It is also the knowledge of how to manipulate these sounds through blending the sounds, rhyming, syllables, and segmenting the sounds.
Phonics is the connection between sounds and letter symbols. Children start by learning the individual sounds letters can make. They progress toward looking for patterns within words and how combinations of letters produce various sounds.
Fluencyis a reader's ability to read with expression, accuracy, and speed. Not only do readers need to be able to recognize and decode words, they must also understand the words as they are being read.
UNIFORMS: All uniforms must by purchased from Flynn &O'Hara.
This is the Gym uniform which must be worn on all gym days. It may also be worn everyday during the specific times of the year.