Week of August 27, 2018:
We are learning:
Reading: Sight words: a, I
Letters/sounds: t, f, b
Story: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Skills: Predicting and Making Connections with what we read
Writing: How to tell a story using detailed pictures; retelling our stories by pointing to parts of our pictures
Math: Putting items into groups based upon attributes and counting them; exploring different math manipulatives, including unifix cubes, polydrons, and pattern blocks
We have our first library and technologu class this Tuesday!
No School Friday and Monday!
I will be sending home the schedule for “Student of the Week” next week! Thank you for a wonderful start to the school year!
Week of September 3, 2018
Reading: Sight words: have, look
Letters/sounds: h, n, m, r
Story: Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
Skills: Visualizing what is happening in a story and discussing the problem and solutions of a story
Writing: Continuing to label parts of our illustrated stories; providing details about the setting of a story through pictures
Math: Comparing the number of items in groups; exploring more math manipulatives, including geoboards and pennies with ten frames
Scholastic book orders are due Monday, September 10!
Please remember to have your child bring his/her library book(s) back to school each Tuesday!
There is a $1 Rocket Wear Dress Down Day on Wednesday of this week!
Week of September 10, 2018:
Reading: Sight words: at, in
Letters/sounds: l, i, c, a, d
Story: The Recess Queen
Skills: Discussing the characters and setting of a story; giving one’s opinion on what happens in a story
Writing: Sharing our stories with classmates; working towards copying and completing simple sentences (such as “I see a ______”) with pictures in our writing journals
Math: Exploring combinations of 5; correctly writing numbers 1-5
Our first Student of the Week (for the week of September 17) will be Jacob!
We will have our first Italian lesson with Ms. DiRienzo this week!
Week of September 17, 2018
Reading: Sight words: the, see
Letters/sounds: g, j, e, o, q
Story: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Skills: Continuing to determine the characters, setting, problem, and solution of the stories that we read; beginning blending of 3-letter words
Writing: Continuing to copy and finish simple sentence starters; sounding out and writing simple words
Math: Exploring combinations of 10
Please remember to have your child bring his/her library books back to school each Tuesday!
Please return sight word rings each Mondays, so that I can add more words.
Our next Student of the Week (for the week of September 24) will be Giovanni!
We will have our first Character Avengers assembly this week!
Week of September 24, 2018:
Reading: Sight words: of, like
Letters/sounds: u, s, p, x, k
Skills: Comparing and contrasting two stories; inferring how the characters feel at different parts in a story; building stamina as we practice 'reading with a partner'
Writing: Using color words in our stories; adding speech bubbles and emotions to illustrations
Math: Making patterns
Our next Student of the Week (for the week of October 1) will be Kaden!
Week of October 1, 2018
Reading: Sight words: on, we
Letters/sounds: v, w, y, z
Skills: Determining character traits; reviewing all alphabet letters and sounds; practicing our 'word work' and 'work on writing' stations
Writing: Using capital letters and ending punctuation in our sentences
Math: Comparing numbers; combinations to 10
Our next Student of the Week (for the week of October 17) will be Annie!
Week of October 8, 2018:
Reading: Sight words: be, will
Word Families: -at and -ap
Story: Knuffle Bunny
Skills: continuing our review of all letters and sounds; first week of full Guided Reading stations (read to self, read with a partner, word work, work on writing, and work with teacher)
Writing: capitalizing names and places; matching illustrations with our words when writing
Math: combinations of 10
Parent/Teacher conferences are this Thursday, October 11, from 2:30pm-7:00pm. Please call the main office to sign up for a time slot!
We have an early-release thus Thursday and no school Friday.
Week of October 15, 2018
Reading: Sight words: me, you
Word Families: -ad and -an
Story: Pumpkin Jack
Skills: visualizing what we read; sounding out words in the ‘at’, ‘ap’, ‘ad’, and ‘an’ word families; continuing our Guided Reading
Writing: writing about what we love, what we know, and what has happened in our past
Math: Using Popsicle sticks to learn about tallies and groups of 5
Our next Student of the Week (for the week of October 24) will be Alina!
Week of October 22, 2018:
Reading: Sight words: who, is
Word Families: -op and -og
Story: Bat Loves the Night
Skills: reading short stories containing the -op and -og word families; comparing what we visualize when we hear a story vs.
what the illustrations catually show
Writing: writing about our opinion of bats; making up and writing simple sentences on our own
Math: continuation of pattern-making; matching numbers to ten frames and tallies
Our field trip to Countryside Farms is this Friday, October 26!
Reminder that library books are due on Tuesday!
Our next Student of the Week (for the week of October 29) will be Skylar!
Week of October 29, 2018
Reading: Sight words: can, help
Word Families: -ed and -et
Story: Scaredy Squirrel
Skills: Discussing how characters change from the beginning to end of a story; comparing and contrasting events in a story; asking good questions as we read
Writing: Using what we see in the classroom as writing topics; adding details to our stories; focusing on the 5 Ws (who, what, where, when, why)
Math: Attributes of hexagons, rhombuses, trapezoids, and triangles; introduction to counting by 2s
Our guidance counselor, Mrs. O’Neill, taught us a lesson today about making good choices!
Our next Student of the Week (for the week of Nov. 5) will be Rayne!
Week of November 5, 2018:
Reading: Sight words: my, funny
Word Families: -ug and -un
Story:The Relatives Came
Skills: visualizing what is happening in a story and comparing what we visualize to the illustrations; retelling a story in order
Writing: introduction writing stories with a beginning, middle, and end
Math: continuation of counting by 2s; adding 1 and taking 1 away from a number
Our next Student of the Week (for the week of November 12) will be Jordan!
Week of November 12, 2018
Reading: Sight words: here, to, us
Word Families: -it and -ip
Story: Stop Snoring, Bernard! and When I was Little
Skills: determining the beginning, middle, and end of a story; determining the characters, setting, problem, and solution of a story
Writing: continuation of writing stories with a beginning, middle, and end; introduction to writing narratives
Math: continuation of adding 1 to and subtracting 1 from a number; using equations to double numbers
Please consider attending our Bridges Math Night on Monday, November 19, from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. RSVP forms are due Tuesday, November 13!
Our next Student of the Week (for the week of December 3) will be Roland!