Archive for February 19th 2014

Room 104 Families,

Sight Word: from, was, they

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, for, with, will, day, four, he, she, love

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

Letter of the Week: Oo

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

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 Hello to Five People Greeting, the Pass the Mask Activity, and students will share their February Home Heart Project.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • What we will be doing at centers this week:

    • Teacher Time – Guided Reading

    • Word Work – Rainbow Words, Read Around the Room, Sight Word Graphing, Beginning/Middle/Ending Sounds

    • Listening – Listen to Caps, Hats, Socks, and Mittens then write a sentence about the book and draw a corresponding picture

    • 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 sight words

  • Practice writing upper and lowercase Oo

  • List words that begin with/have short /o/, list words that begin with/have long /o/

  • Long /o/, short /o/ sort

Math: Money (Coins)

  • Students will start their Coin Books this week

  • Penny Graphing

  • Penny to Nickel exchange

  • Quarters

  • Presidential Piggy Banks

  • Tally Marks

  • Math Journals

  • Math Survey

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Presidents – George Washington and Abraham Lincoln

  • Read Abe Lincoln’s Hat and list facts about Lincoln then students will write about what they would keep in their hats

  • Read Let’s Read About Abraham Lincoln and list facts about Lincoln

  • Read “The Legend of George Washington and the Cherry Tree” then students will write about a time they were honest

  • Read Let’s Read About George Washington and list facts about Washington

  • Sort the differences between Lincoln and Washington


  • Complete a fact web about Lincoln

  • Complete a fact web about Washington

  • Write about three different things needed to be President of the United States

  • Complete a Venn Diagram on Washington and Lincoln

Things to Know:

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

  • Thanks again to the wonderful 100th Day volunteers! That day really puts volunteers to work and it went so smoothly because of the volunteers involved.

  • Consider collecting Box Tops for Education. They are on many of the items you buy regularly. Cut them out and put them in your child’s green folder. I will hand them in from there.

  • The February Home Heart Project is due Monday, February 17th.

  • At this point students should be able to comfortably count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s. We do this everyday, so practice if they are unable to!

  • Also at this point students should be able to identify numbers up to 50 comfortably, many are doing way beyond that. If you child is unable to, please practice.

  • Remember to practice those sight words daily!

  • Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday, February 21st.

  • I will not be in school on Friday, February 21st.

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

  • 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.

Ms. Maltz