Archive for March 9th 2014

Room 104 Families,

Sight Word: yes, no, got, went

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, from, was, they, how, many, five, what, out, down

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

Letter of the Week: Dd

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

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 Cat Greeting, the Nickel Poem Shared Reading Activity, and students will pair share something they did the day before.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • What we will be doing at centers this week:

    • Teacher Time – Guided Reading

    • Word Work – Rainbow Words, Read Around the Room, Sequencing, Making Words

    • Listening – Listen to A Feast for 10 then write a sentence about the story 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 D

  • List words that begin with /d/

  • ABC Order

  • Sight Word memory/matching game

  • As a group we will determine the character, setting, problem, and solution of various read alouds throughout the week

  • Students will independently determine the character, setting, problem and solution of a story and complete an organizer

  • Sequencing Stories into four events

  • Students will be introduced to symbols to use when close reading

Math:

  • Introduction to clocks and telling time to the hour

  • Read analog clocks

  • Time to the hour matching/memory game with digital and analog clocks

  • Bear Measuring

  • Gummy Bear Graphing

  • ST Math

  • Math Journals

  • Math Survey

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Bears

  • Students will listen to a non fiction read aloud about polar bears then help to complete an anchor chart telling about the bear’s habitat, what they eat, and a fact about their babies.

  • Students will listen to a non fiction read aloud about brown bears then help to complete an anchor chart telling about the bear’s habitat, what they eat, and a fact about their babies.

  • Students will listen to a non fiction read aloud about panda bears then help to complete an anchor chart telling about the bear’s habitat, what they eat, and a fact about their babies.

  • Place on a map where the three different types of bears we are studying live

  • Compare and contrast panda and polar bears

Writing:

  • Complete an organizer about each of the bears we are studying writing and drawing their habitat, what they eat, and a fact about their babies

  • Bears…can, have, are

  • Look, a Polar Bear! pick a prompt

Things to Know:

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

  • Here is a link to making oobleck (a green gooey substance from Dr. Seuss’ Bartholomew and the Oobleck) and some fun activities to do with it – http://www.livescience.com/21536-oobleck-recipe.html

  • 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.

  • 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! For the students who are able to, practice counting faster and higher.

  • Also at this point students should be able to identify numbers up to 100 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 on Friday, March 21st

  • When able to go outside for recess this week I expect it to be wet, just like it was on Friday. Please make sure your child has the proper shoes to wear and consider sending an extra pair and an extra pair of socks.

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

  • Library books are due every Tuesday.

Ms. Maltz