I loved getting to meet so many of you at conferences last week, and I enjoyed seeing so many of my students at the PTA Fall Festival on Friday! I’m thankful the weather is cooling down!
Here’s what we’ve been working on in EIP:
- First Grade Writing and Phonics with Mrs. Becker: We started learning all about “how to” writing. I brought in an Instant Pot and Mrs. Becker and I made homemade applesauce with the class, documented our experience with photographs, and then we wrote a BIG “How to Make Applesauce” Book together. This week, we’ll continue how to writing and we are working on blends in phonics!
- Second Grade Phonics with Ms. Taylor and Ms. Brown: Last week, we worked on the hard and soft G and C sounds during our phonics lessons. We learned that the letters e, i, and y make G and C say their soft sounds (g says “j” and c says “s”). This week, we’re learning all about the “j” rule, which says: at the end of a one syllable word, after one short vowel use –dge to spell the “j” sound.
- Second Grade Math: In math, we’ve been reviewing place value of three digit numbers. We have been reviewing different ways to represent numbers and working on skip, or pattern counting by 5s, 10s, and 100s. This week, we made skip counting spiders to display our understanding of pattern or skip counting.
- Second Grade Writing and Phonics with Mrs. Edmondson: In Mrs. Edmondson’s class, we worked on reviewing grammar concepts related to using apostrophes to show possessive nouns and contractions. We made scarecrows and wrote contraction sentences to describe our scarecrows. In phonics last week, we worked on spelling Wild Old Words– which are words ending in long vowel sound patterns -ild, -ind, -old, -olt, and -ost. This week, we’re learning about other glued sounds ending in -ng (ang, ing, ong, ung) and -nk (ank, ink, onk, unk). These glued sounds get stuck together, and often the vowel sound changes.
- Third Grade Phonics and Reading: In third grade last week, we learned about the “CH” Rule, which says at the end of a one syllable word, after one short vowel, use -tch to spell “ch”. We worked on adding common suffixes to -tch/-ch words to make our reading and spelling more challenging. This week, we’re learning about hard and soft g and c.
As always, please feel free to contact me with questions about what we’re learning in EIP!