Archive for January 17th 2014

Room 104 Families,

Sight Word: for

    Previous Sight Words: I, am, like, a, can, see, the, is, here, and, to, be, my, are, have, we, on, in, look, big, little, come, go, at, run, said, it, up, you, me, one, two, three, of, his, her

    We do numerous activities with these words throughout the week. We will also learn sight word songs.

Letter of the Week: Rr

    Previous Letters: Ll, Aa, Ff, Tt, Pp, Bb, Ss, Cc, Nn, Gg, Ee, Xx, Yy, Mm

    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 book.

   Morning Meeting:

  • This week students will do the Hit the Floor Greeting, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shared Reading Poem Activity, and turn and talk sharing.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • What we will be doing at centers this week:

    • Teacher Time – I will be administering the dibels assessment this week

    • Word Work – Rainbow Words, Read Around the Room, Rhyming House Word Families

    • Listening – Listen to Pete the Cat Rocking in My School Shoes and draw a picture of a character

    • Writing -Students will pick from the topic cards and use those to help them write

    • Computer – Starfall

    • Read to Self and Read to Someone – Find/identify words that begin with /r/

  • Practice writing upper and lowercase Rr

  • List words that begin with /r/

  • Read Jump Into January and complete a beginning, middle, end on the story

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


  • Dibels Assessment

  • Missing Number

  • Number Writing (20-30)

  • Snowman Sequencing

  • Math Journals

  • Math Survey

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Snow/Winter

  • Read Snowmen All Night then students will write about what their snowman would do at night, they will also be making a snowman from torn paper with a nighttime scene

  • Read Snowmen All Year then write and draw about what they would do with their snowmen all year

  • Read Snowmen at Work then write and draw about about what job their snowman would have


  • Students will be working on the above writing activities during this time

  • Independent Journals

Things to Know:

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

  • Scholastic Book Order have been placed and should be here soon. The next due date is January 31st

  • No School on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Day

  • No School for students on Friday, January 24th

  • Snowman Family Project is due Monday, January 27th

  • Continue working with ST math/JiJi. The students are doing a great job. Email me with any questions.

  • Second quarter ends on Thursday, January 23rd and report cards will be sent home on Thursday, January 30th. There are no conferences this time unless requested by myself or you

  • Remember that it is very important that students can independently put their outside gear on. Please practice if they are unable to. Also, remember to label everything.

  • Library books are due every Tuesday.

  • If you would like to volunteer in the classroom just let me know. The most needed time is literacy centers, but volunteers are welcomed at all other times of the school day. If you would like to work something out regularly or just every once in a while, let me know. We would love to have you!

Ms. Maltz