Learning Lately

Reading- We continued working on letter formation of capital letters. I am starting to hold the kids accountable for letter formation and neat handwriting since we have had lots of practice now. We also worked on using “tapping” to help us say each sound and blend them together to read words. We are working on reading simple consonant-vowel-consonant words like mop or rug. We continued practicing reading sight words and playing games in which we break sounds in words apart and put them together in various ways. We also worked on making predictions before reading.

Writing- We are going to wrap up our personal narrative unit this month. We are working making sure our writing includes a neat picture with details, labels and a sentence that matches the picture. Writing words and sentences is a big leap for the kids and they are working hard to master this skill.

Math- We continued to practice shape names and attributes by finding shapes around the school. We worked hard on teen numbers this week by counting, recognizing numerals and building our teen numbers with a group of ten and extra ones.

Science and Social Studies- Our cool tool was about kindness. We enjoyed a mystery science video about how glass is made. We also read about wants and needs. We learned about winter and made our winter mural in the classroom.