Congratulations to the students of the month of March:
Congratulations to the students of the month of April:
Keep up the good work!
Our kindergarten class would like to invite Moms (or anyone who can attend on your behalf) to our kindergarten Mother’s Day celebration on Friday, May 8th from 9:00-9:30. Invitations on their way!
See you then!
New unit: Show what you know!
Reading- We will read What do you know, Water Changes, Jack Quacks, The blind men and The elephant, The knee-high man, The kissing hand. We will also read some Mothers’ Day poems.
Strategy: monitor and re-read, compare texts- text to text connections
Writing: We are creating a book for Mothers day.
Spelling: where, me, with, my, they, clap, trap, lap, nap
Word family:-ap (nap, lap, clap, sap, cap)
Letters of the week: Qq, Jj
Math: We are revisiting the pan balance, addition, subtraction, greater than, less than, counting on from any number 0-100.
Science: continue documenting our plants.
Social Studies: How to work in a team
READING-Unit 9 Week 3 Week 3 is always the review week of weeks 1 & 2. Our theme for the week is ANIMALS THEN AND NOW. We’ll begin with dinosaurs and sea turtles. Sea Turtles were here when the Dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Dinosaurs no longer live here but Sea Turtles still exist. Hmmm???
Vocabulary: endangered, extinct
WRITING-We’ll be using our imaginations to create sentences about how dinosaurs might help us if they were still here. To get us started, we’ll read a book titled “If the Dinosaurs Came Back.”
LETTERS-Review X x W w V v G g
SPELLING-“og” word family 9 words this week
dog log fog
come away (new reading words this week)
has look he she (review words from the last 2 weeks)
MATH-Clocks Money (coins) and number families, We will also practice math facts (addition and subtraction).
SCIENCE-Living and Non-Living Things
SOCIAL STUDIES- We are identifying an issue and making a stand. This week is all about endangered animals. May 1st is Save the Rhino day.
What a week so far! Field trip pictures will be up by the end of the week.
Literacy Unit: Amazing Ocean
Reading: We read a story called Fish Faces. Each student designed their own type of fish. We explored the ocean a bit and chose a sea animal to work on informational writing. They have to look up information about their sea animal and report it back. We will also read The fisherman and his wife and Whenever the water comes up. Ask your child what was read and what happened in the stories.
Strategy: Retell, using description and collecting information
Writing: Students will write about their sea animal that was chosen and discussed. They will write one fact and one description (at least 2 sentences). Yur child will be encouraged to write more!
Spelling words: has, look, big, pig, wig, dig, fish
Word family: -ig (rig, fig, dig, big, wig, pig, twig)
Letters of the week: Xx, Vv
Math: More clocks! We will continue to read clocks to the nearest hour. We will identify hour hand and minute hand and how to to draw in the time using an analog clock. We have been practicing quite a bit. We will revisit the dollar bill and continue some addition and subtraction.
Science: We will continue observing our plants and document their growth. We will review plant needs, living and non-living things.
Social Studies: April 22 was Earth Day! We have been discussing ways to keep the earth clean and healthy for everybody. We will continue to collect bottles and cans. We will create a posters in small groups and come up with slogans to help and promote Earth Day.
Wow! Such a busy week!
Just reminding everyone we are going to the Detroit Zoo Monday, April 20th.
Thanks for those volunteering!
I sent home math login cards to play and practice math concepts. Link is to you left >>>>>>>>
Also, Mr. Neff, our librarian, provided access for Howard students to something called MyOn. It is a reading program provided by the district. Stories are read aloud to our kids. How to access:
School: Howard Elementary, Dearborn Mi 48124
student id: (it begiins with 200..
This link is also located on the left >>>>>>>>>>>