I hope your family had a restful and relaxing break! As we get back into the swing of things, please try to make sure the children are back to regular routines of sleeping, eating, and working on reading, writing and math regularly. We are now in the final marking period of the year. Report cards will go home on Wednesday.
Last week we worked on long 0 words spelled oa and ow, reading, listing for, and writing them. We also wrote, identified, and read words with the s blends. We are trying to work on sounding out an “s..” blend word combing those two sounds like st, sm, sp, sk in the word as one chunk for fluency practice, instead of separately; such as /st/ /ep/ for step. While we were reading informational text, we were identifying key details that will help us answer questions in the text. We finished up writing our opinions in writing workshop, continuing to focus on reasons for our thoughts, adding editing practice to make our writing better.
In Math we are working in Module 4. We have moved on to drawing pictures for number stories for subtraction to 5. Keep up with daily math homework. These short activities reinforce our daily work in class and solidifies the foundations the children will need later in the year and next year in math. In Science we finished our study of weather and completed our unit assessments. These will come home this week. In Social Studies we finished our geography unit and the assessment . These will also be coming home this week.
Blends/ Letters/Digraphs Of The Week: long a spelled ai, ay
In Review: Ss, Mm, Rr, Bb, Tt, Nn, Aa, Dd, Oo, Ii, Cc, Gg, Hh, Ff, Pp, Ee, Vv, Zz, Uu, Ll, Ww, Jj, Yy, Zz, Kk, Qq
Long Vowels A, O, I, E, U, Digraphs ch, sh, th, wh, qu
Words of The Week: him, his
Words in Review: the, I, can, see, like, to, look, at, come, and, a, we, go, in, my, he, is, has, are, for, here, you, this, little, did, not,she, said, get, it, big, an, me, went, with, am, have, put, on, make, by, they,us, no, want, your, got, one, down, two, play, yes, as
Spelling Words – ug mug, tug, rug
Math: Module 4, lessons 26-31
Spelling: Practice pattern words and personal words in Spelling notebook. Tests will be every Thursday.
Literacy: Long a page (it is o.k. the bottom gets cut off!)
Continue practicing reading, sight words, and spelling words daily. Use at least 1 night a week for writing practice with your child. They can write about what they did in school, family time, friends, practices, etc.. Goals include capital letters at the start of the sentence only, punctuation at the end, spaces, and details in the writing. We should be at about 2-3 sentences on 1 topic.
Leader In Me
Owe are currently working on Habit 5 Seek First to Understand, Then be Understood. This habit in short form is listen, then speak. We can all use work on this habit. Your child has so much to tell you! Listen with your mind, heart, eyes, and ears like the characters in our story to really understand!