We started a new unit this week: Friends
Reading: We will be reading What do you like?, Friends Follow Rules, The Little Red Hen and Games Around the World.
- Comprehension: Identifying character
- Accuracy: Identify the first sound in a word
- Fluency: Recognize upper/lower case letters and sight words
- Expanding Vocabulary: Reading from left to right, Reading from top to bottom, Read from the left page and move to the right page. Know return sweep when reading /writing a sentence
Letter of the week: Ss (Review: Aa, Mm- we also blended “a-m” to make the word “am” and now we will add “s” in front of am to make the word Sam!
Grammar: Nouns- (singular and plural) We will also listen for “s” at the end of a word to describe more than one.
Sight word: like (Review: I, can, we, the)
Writing: We will continue to practice letter formation. We will also practice making lists. We will be able to write a sentence independently using the sight words learned thus far.
Math: We will continue to practice counting 0-20. We will focus on numbers 11-20. We call these numbers tricky teens. Students will at times write number incorrectly within these numbers. Here is a chant that will help to remember writing the numbers:
1 and 1 make 11 fun,
1 and a 2 tell 12 what to do,
1 and a 3 tell 13 climb a tree,
1 and a 4 tell 14 shut the door,
1 and a 5 keep 15 alive,
1 and a 6 tell 16 pick up sticks,
1 and a 7 send 17 to heaven,
1 and a 8 makes 18 great,
1 and a 9 help 19 shine,
2 and a 0 makes 20 a hero!
We will also review patterns with shapes and other items. We will also discuss positional/prepositional words.
Science: Fall investigation. We created a thinking map of things that occur in fall. We will collect leaves and other items we find during our Fall walk. We will document our observations in our science log. We will also discuss and record our senses about the walk. What do we hear in Fall time? What do we feel in Fall time? What do we see in Fall time? What do we smell in Fall time? What do we eat in Fall time?
Social Studies: We will discuss what it means to be fair/equal. We will also discuss what a good choice is and why we established rules. We established a class slogan “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. We will continue to discuss what it means to cooperate and to work as a team.
- Students come home each day with a book bag. They are given leveled readers based on their level each week. I work on specific strategy goals that require your child to read and return the books daily. Please keep Ziploc bag of books in their backpacks. I have been sending home paper versions the past few weeks. You will now be noticing I will be sending home colored small books. These books will be exchanged weekly so please do not leave at home.
- You will also be receiving a note this week from the homeroom moms.
- Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.
HOWARD SCHOOL HOSTING PARENT TALK
With Margaret King Ahmed
Increase achievement and decrease discipline issues with effective Parent Talk. Learn communication skills that empower, encourage self-responsible behaviors, self-motivation and character development. Learn practical skills to positively Effect the social and emotional development of your children and family. Certificate of completion is awarded to participants who complete the course.
Classes are Friday’s at 1:30-3:00pm in Media Center
November 13, 20.
December 4, 11, 18.
January 8, 15.
Graduation January 22, 2016
Classes are provided to you for free thanks to the Bilingual Department and the Dearborn Public Schools.