November 25

Class Notes:

  • Welcome back and I hope that everyone enjoyed their holiday time.
  • Just a reminder that even though the weather is colder we will go outside for recess whenever possible, so please make sure to send your student in appropriate clothing.  They can also bring gloves and hats.
  • Family project: see my last post for instructions if you want your child to participate. Reminder: this does not need to be anything fancy, just a way for your child to share a family tradition with our class.
  • 4 weeks until the end of quarter 2!


Congratulations to our IB Inquirer of the month who also had a birthday!


Mystery reader

After learning about Native Americans

So happy to be outside after 4 days of rain!!

Learning Lab Challenge

Important Dates:

  • 11/28: Library Visit
  • Family celebration projects due this week- any day through Friday
  • 11/30-Show and Tell: using the letters w or y  (either something you would find in the water or something you actually found in your yard – or outside)

This week we are learning:

IB Unit- How We Express Ourselves: Thanksgiving


  • Read Aloud: We will be reading books about family traditions and celebrations The Relatives Came, Everyone Eats Rice. Sharing Family celebrations projects.
  • Phonics: reviewing letters and sounds. CVC words, review w and v, also open and closed syllable words. Cat is a closed syllable word ending with the consonant t and the middle letter. Vowel uses its short sounds. Go is an open syllable word, it ends with a long vowel.
  • Sight words: by, day, did. (we are moving on to the B list)– if your child already recognizes these sight words ask them to practice writing them in sentences using their phonetic spelling, for ex: We r (are) on the bot (boat). Students should be able to read the words on list a by the end of this quarter.


  • Drawing, labeling, stretching out words to be able to write the beginning, ending, and middle sounds.
  • Every Monday we do a narrative write about our weekend. Students will be writing to share what makes them unique and what is unique about their families.


  • Count to 100, counting on from a given number to anther number, numbers “before” and “after” a given number
  • Comparing numbers within 10: greater than, less than, equal to. We will also introduce the <, >, = symbols (we use the alligator: he faces the greater number and chomps it down. When the numbers are the same he does not know which to eat and turns into and equal sign)
  • Word problem Friday: learning strategies to solve word problems that are read by the teacher






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