Happy Monday! Can you believe we are at the end of October? Oh my goodness. It feels like we just started school. I am so happy with the way we are learning and working together every day. Here are a few things going on this week in room 511:
Math: This week we are learning to add numbers to 20. They are already pretty great and using different strategies to solve these larger equations. This week we will review, number lines, and counting up to solve problems.
Phonics: This week we are working on CVCe- long o words. This means all the words have the lazy e at the end. Ask your child about the lazy e. Our spelling words this week are:
smoke, stole, home, rope, hope, stove, back, too
Reading: This week our best friend book is Crankenstein. I love this book because the students are so surprised that they Crankenstein is really a boy who is very cranky. We are going to work on asking questions as we read. This is something new we have not done before. All good readers ask questions throughout the reading process. I encourage you do model this at home with your own story time. You can ask questions like:
Before reading: I wonder what this book will be about? I wonder what will happen in this story?
During reading: I wonder if the ___ will happen next? I wonder if _____ will ___?
After reading: I wonder if there are other books about this topic? I wonder what the author’s purpose is for writing this book?
Writing: We are really working on our teaching books. These are books we know a lot about something to teach other people about that subject too. If your child has a great non-fiction book about a topic and they would like to bring it to school to put into their book box that would be amazing. Please talk with your child about topics they can write about here at school.
Social Studies: We are continuing our study of Thomas Jefferson. He is a pretty amazing figure in our American history.
Things to know:
10/31- Tomorrow is PJ day. I also told students they are allowed to bring a SMALL stuffed animal. It’s Halloween! We have to have a little excitement!!
Library check out day is on Thursday!! Please return the library books on Thursday!
11/08- Remember all Thanksgiving lunches must be paid for in advance!