Don’t forget that this Wednesday is our Valentine’s Day party! We will start the party right after lunch (around 11:00), so if you would like to come eat lunch with your child before the party you are welcome to join us! We will decorate a cookie, make a craft, and then have a small snack. After the party we will head outside (weather permitting) for recess. I hope to see you all there!
We have a lot of learning to do this week! In phonics we will begin learning about reading and writing words with consonant blends. A consonant blend is two or three consonants, at the beginning or ending of a word, that blends sounds together to make one sound. We will focus on these blends:
bl, cl, fl, pl, sl, gl, br, cr, dr, fr, tr, gr, sm, sp, st, sc, sn, sw, and sk
In Reader’s Workshop we apply our lessons about blends into reading them in books. We have focused a lot on getting our mouths ready when reading unknown words by looking at the beginning letter (or letters), so we will now begin thinking about looking at the ends of words too (I call this carrying your eyes to the end of the word).
In Writer’s Workshop we are getting close to the end of our How To Unit. We will continue applying everything we have learned about what good authors do and look at text features in How To books to see what we can add to our own writing!
In math we are still focusing on the beginning concepts of adding and subtracting. We have begun reading and analyzing story problems and showing how to solve them using words, pictures, and numbers.
I am looking forward to another fun week!