Learning Lately

Reading- We reviewed letter names, sounds, and formation of all 26 letters. We will continue practicing the letters to build fluency. We want the kids to know each letter name, sound and formation so it is automatic and effortless, which will help them be successful with reading and writing skills. We learned a strategy for reading and writing words called “tapping”. See the letter packet in the folder this week for more information. We learned the sight word “go” this week. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We continued to write true stories/personal narratives. We worked on using the sight words we know to help us form a sentence!

Math: We played more fun number games this week like “roll and record” and “monster squeeze” to help us continue to build our understanding of each number and practice writing each number.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about what those red things on turkeys are. We celebrated veterans and heroes!  Our cool tool was about Success Ready skills. We decided based on our votes that the kindergarten service learning project this year will be helping pets!

Learning Lately

Reading- We focused on the name, sound, and formation of z and qu this week. We learn q with the letter u because most English words have qu rather than q by itself.  These are the last 2 letters in the alphabet! We are celebrating learning all 26 next week with an Alphabet Party! We are practicing the sight words we, the, a, and I. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We continued to write true stories/personal narratives. We are working on getting beginning and ending sounds in the labels and words we write. We also really focused on neatness and slowing down to do our best work.

Math: We played some fun math games with numbers this week like number spin and guess the missing number.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about why people don’t eat ostrich eggs. We began reading about Fall holidays like Day of the Dead. We will read about several more in the coming week.

11/11 Conferences Rescheduled for 11/13

Good afternoon,

In the interest of safety for our students, families, and teachers, parent teacher conferences for today (Monday, 11/11/19) are postponed.  We will make up these conferences on Wednesday, November 13th.  If you had an appointment for today, your appointment time will remain the same on Wednesday.  If that time will not work for you on Wednesday, please contact your child’s teacher to arrange an alternate conference time.

Again, there will be NO parent teacher conferences today and they will be made up on Wednesday 11/13/19.

Thank you,

Seth Woods

Heroes’ Day

Heroes’ Day is November 18th. We are celebrating veterans, grandparents and everyday heroes! The reason we combine these celebrations together is to make the day more inclusive for all families! K-2 is having an assembly from 9-9:30 and a classroom activity from 9:30-10. Families will also be able to visit the book fair. We would like all children to have a special adult visit on Heroes’ Day. It can be a grandparent, veteran, parent, family member or adult friend. All are welcome!

To prepare for Heroes’ Day, we made a Stars and Stripes quilt!

Each child made a square and we put the squares together to make a quilt.

Logan, a parent, decorated our door and it looks awesome!

Learning Lately

Reading- We focused on the name, sound, and formation of v and w this week. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We worked on doing our best writing to share with our families during parent teacher conferences.

Math: We continued practicing describing the attributes of shapes and solving number stories. We also focused on number formation.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about mountains and volcanoes. We learned more about fall!

November Dates

Nov. 1 No School for a Teacher Workday

Nov. 7th PTA Meeting

Nov.4th-8th 2nd Grade Service Learning project (Your child may be bring money to purchase a tootsie pop- see note from 2nd grade for more info.)

Nov. 8th Progress Reports go home

Nov. 11th/Nov. 14 Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 15 No School (Makes up for evening parent teacher conferences)

Nov. 18th Heroes’ Day (to celebrate Veterans, grandparents, and other special adults. More info to come)

Nov. 27-29 No School for Thanksgiving

 

Learning Lately

Reading- We focused on the name, sound, and formation of l,h, and k this week. We read a book called At School. Each kid had their own copy to read. We practiced pointing to each word, using the pictures to figure out words, and finding the sight word “we”. We also worked on noticing the beginning sounds of words and figuring out what letter words should start with. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We learned about what a personal narrative is this week. We practiced using all our writing skills to tell true stories from our lives.

Math: We used pictures, our fingers, and objects to visualize and solve number stories this week. We made a shape graph and played 10 Bean spill to make combinations of 10.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about why we have a skull. We had a woolly worm visit our class to help us learn about what living things need.

Learning Lately

Reading- We focused on the name, sound, and formation of p and j this week. We read about fall things like pumpkins and sunflowers. We practiced using clues from the title and cover to predict what the book is going to be about. We also worked on noticing the beginning sounds of words and figuring out what letter words should start with. We continued to play sound games to help us break apart and put sounds together which are essential skills for reading.

Writing- We learned about adding details this week with the book Not A Box. The kids worked on drawing carefully and adding details so others can tell what their writing is about.

Math: We continued building our number sense this week by exploring the 10 frame and playing games like Frogs in the Pond to count a variety of quantities and understand how quantities change when we add more. We worked on counting objects accurately in different arrangements rather than just in a straight line. We also learned about the attributes of rectangles.

Science/ Social Studies- We enjoyed a Mystery Science video about maple syrup. We took a field trip the the pumpkin patch and saw so many living and non living things. We learned more about fall.