It is still hard for me to believe we are two weeks into January, and two weeks into a new year. Time is flying by. There is so much we have learned already this year, and so much still to learn. We had a great first full week back this past week. We read a fun story called Farfallina and Marcel about a gosling and a caterpillar who become friends and then grow up and change into a goose and a butterfly and rekindle their friendship. Our Amazing Words for the week were: goose, gosling, butterfly, caterpillar, cocoon, and reflection.
We spend time each morning reviewing all the letters names (uppercase and lowercase) and the letter sounds. And each week as part of our Reading Street curriculum we focus in-depth on one or two different letters. Up to this point students should know all the following letters and the sound they make: a, s, p, c, i, n, b, r, d, k, f. We practice making CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words using these letters. Having your child practice making and reading words with these letters at home is great extra practice! Example words: pat, can, sip. etc. One fun way to do this is to write each letter on an index card and have your child move and manipulate the letters to make words. You can turn it into a fun game and see how many different words you can come up with throughout the week.
In math we are continuing our work with teen numbers. Students are recognizing that teen numbers are made using a 10-group. We also worked this week to see how we can use shapes to make other shapes. This required some abstract and higher level thinking. It was great to see students rise to the challenge! Students showed how they could put two rectangles together to make a square, two triangles together to make a rectangle, and lots of others.
Friday Jan. 19th - Half Day - 11:52 Dismissal