Newsletter for the Week of April 15th

Friday, April 12, 2013

Room 104 Families,

Sight Words: five, good, that

Previous Sight Words: I, like, see, the, is, little, big, a, to, we, can, be, and, look, at, my, you, are, for, am, in, on, no, it, this, said, run, do, want, play, yes, was, if, would, come, have, me, went, with, help, he, she, go, they, up, of, what, now, love, how, here, one, find, two, too, will, three, out, some, down, by, all, four, because, make, but, as

Letter of the Week: Ee

Previous Letters: Kk, Pp, Jj, Hh, Ff, Tt, Ii, Gg, Mm, Cc, Ww, Aa, Ss, Bb, Vv, Oo, Dd, Rr, Qq, Uu, Xx

Theme: Our theme this week is Earth Day

  • We will read many books about Earth Day, recycling, and going green.

  • Do a recycle/trash sort.

  • Help Our Earth…prompt.

  • Coffee Filter promise.

  • A flipbook about different ways to help our planet.


  • 4 Ways I Can Help Our Earth; I will, I will not pledge, independent journaling.

  • This week our phonics lessons will focus on words that start with /e/ and we will revisit the digraphs of /ch/, /th/, and /sh/.


  • Introduction to the penny.

  • Introduction to the nickel.

  • Solid/3-D shapes.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • Writing Center: Rainbow write our sight words and I can Help our Earth by…

  • Art Center: Color a picture that teaches us how to help the earth.

  • Math Center: Connecting Cubes Counting – Adding.

  • Listening Center: Listen to Noisy Nora and do a beginning, middle, end.

  • ABC Center: Roll a sight word.

  • Read Around the Room: Students will find word that have an /e/ in the beginning around the room and in books and write them down.

  • For our Journeys curriculum we will read a story called Leo the Late Bloomer. Our goals this week are Story Structure and Analyze/Evaluate.

Social Studies:

  • Character Education – Accidents.

  • Where we live.


  • Remember to keep checking the Things To Be Working On At Home link to above.

  • I will not be at school on Monday, April 15th because I will be at the funeral of my boyfriend’s father.

  • Scholastic Book Orders are due to me or online by Tuesday, April 16th.

  • Wednesday, April 17th is Report Card Conferences, a schedule was posted in a previous post. Please let me know of any conflicts.

  • A field trip to the Shedd Aquarium is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24th. Look for information to come home about that soon.

Ms. Maltz