Newsletter for the Week of March 3

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Room 104 Families,

Sight Word: what, out, down

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

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

Letters of the Week: Qq, Uu

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

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. /qu/ words and /u/ words.

 Morning Meeting:

  • This week students will do the Dog Greeting, the Penny Poem Shared Reading Activity, and students will share their favorite literacy center and why.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • What we will be doing at centers this week:

    • Teacher Time – Guided Reading

    • Word Work – Rainbow Words, Read Around the Room (U), Beginning/Middle/Ending Sounds, Beginning/Ending Blends

    • Listening – Listen to Skippyjon Jones: Class Action

    • 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 Qq, Uu

  • List words that begin with /qu/

  • List words with short /u/

  • List words with long /u/

  • Compound words

  • We will take a close look at the vocabulary in Dr. Seuss books

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


  • Goldfish Sorting and Graphing

  • Fishbowl Adding

  • Tally Marks

  • Place Value with ones and tens

  • Sock Measuring

  • ST Math

  • Math Journals

  • Math Survey

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Dr. Seuss

  • Read My Many Colored Days then complete the prompt, “Today I feel ______ because ______.”

  • Read The Cat In The Hat then complete a word family hat

  • Read Wacky Wednesday then students will write their own silly story

  • Read Fox in Socks then create their own crazy sock and write about it

  • Read The Foot Book then create their own foot book with characters

  • Read There’s A Wocket In My Pocket then create their own page


  • Students will create their own Dr. Seuss character and write about it

  • Students will make a new hat for The Cat In The Hat and write a letter to him convincing him to wear it

  • Students will create a Wacky Menu

  • Students will write about what would happen if The Cat In The Hat came into their house

  • Independent Journals

Things to Know:

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

  • 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

  • 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