Newsletter for the Week of Sept. 30

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Room 104 Families,


Sight Words: is, here

Previous Sight Words: I, am, like, a, can, see, the

We will use and write them in sentences. We will also learn sight word songs.

Letter of the Week: Ff

Previous Letters: Ll, Aa

Remember to have your child cut out images from the newspaper or magazines that begin with our letter of the week so we can make our letter collage/book throughout the week.

Morning Meeting:

  • This week students will do the Hello Greeting, Telegraph Activity, and Favorite Food Sharing.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • We will rotate between read to self, read to someone, and word work centers

  • Complete the predictable sentence of “Is  _____ here today?” to be filled in with a fellow student’s name. Students will cut out the words and glue them in order

  • List words that begin with /f/ that are found around the room

  • Practice writing uppercase and lowercase /f/

  • Rainbow write our sight words

  • Match uppercase and lowercase letters

  • For our Journeys curriculum students will listen to a read aloud of Please, Puppy, Please and our skills are understanding characters and setting. Students will draw pictures of the characters and setting.

  • Listen to read alouds and participate in class discussions.

  • Practice our Who Let the Letters Out? song. It is linked on The Things to Work on at Home page above.


  • Number Boards

  • Tricky Teens

  • Listen and Do (11-19)

  • Teen Partners

  • For math, after we complete our math survey we do a whole group lesson on the above topic. Students then rotate between centers with their tables. One table is the above topics and this week the other centers will include: construction teen buildings, ordering numbers, one-to-one correspondence, spin/read/write teen numbers, and fingerprint apples


  • Students will be continue to independent journal this week. We will use our how to make a wow picture anchor chart and our list of topics to write/draw about. This week students will continue labeling parts of their pictures. Students are encouraged to draw very detailed pictures and the students who can write words will be encouraged to do so. All students will be encouraged to draw pictures dealing with our sight words so they can use those words in sentences.

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Our theme this week is Apples

  • Apple Germ Experiment

  • Apple Measuring

  • Apple Patterns

  • Johnny Appleseed and color by sight word

  • We will make applesauce in the morning and cook it in a slow cooker to be eaten by theme time

Things to Know:

  • Please check regularly and use the Things To Be Working On At Home link to above.

  • Once we get our routines down I hope people will be able to volunteer in the classroom during our morning literacy block (until lunch/recess) and math. I will let you know when the time comes.

Ms. Maltz