Monday, October 3, 2016

Week of October 3rd

This Week's Focus:

sight words:  
see, a, I, the, like,  to, can, and
color:  black
shape:  triangle
letter identification:  Mm and Ss
Phonemic Awareness:  segmenting sounds
Writing: Writing sentences using our sight words and stretching out unknown words
Reading Strategies:  make your finger match the word,
                                 look at the Pictures (Eagle Eye)
                                check the first letter of the word (lips the fish)
Comprehension Skills: retelling and story elements (characters, setting, problem and solution)
Theme: Owls
Math: Oder by size, length or weight
Student of the Week:  Marlee

Important Dates:

October 7: deadline for parent volunteer paperwork
October 17: Field trip to pumpkin patch
October 21: Box Tops due
October 28:  minimum day
October 31:  Scarecrow Day

Phonemic Awareness:

We will be working on segmenting words this week.  You can help at home by playing a "Secret Word" game with your child.  Tell them you have a secret word.  Take a simple word such as bat and segment the sounds for them.  /b/ /a/ /t/.  Have your child blend your secret word sounds together to form the word bat.  If your child is mastering simple words, go onto more difficult words that incorporate blends and digraphs (flag, spot, smash, cash, flash, etc).  This is a great game to play in the car.  The next step of difficulty is to have your child come up with a secret word and segment it for you.  Have fun helping your child learn!

Jog a Thon

Thank you so much for your support!  The kids had a great time and I am so grateful for your donations!  

Apple Pie Day

We made apple pies on Friday and they turned out great!  We had so much fun learning about apples this month and now we will learn about nocturnal animals in October.

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