Newsletter for the Week of May 12

Friday, May 9, 2014

Room 104 Families,

Sight Word: very, make, play, seven, home

    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, yes, no, got, went, not, where, do, eat, because, if, this, by, all, too, some, find, as, six, but, us, would, now, any, an, did, mother, father, sister, brother, help, good, fun, them, there, bad

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

Letter of the Week: Review

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

   Morning Meeting:

  • This week students will do the Bee Greeting, the parts of a insect song Activity, and for Sharing students will share which insect scares them the most and why.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • What we will be doing at centers this week:

    • Teacher Time – Guided Reading – National Geographic Young Explorer

    • Word Work – Rainbow Words, digraph match, word family sort

    • Writing – Insect beginning, middle, end story

    • Listening – Listen to Animal Strike at the Zoo then write a sentence and draw a corresponding picture

    • Read to Self and Read to Someone – Find/identify sight words

  • Story Elements

  • Vocabulary

  • Sight Word Songs

Math:

  • Roll and Record with coins

  • Busy Day Shopping – buying with nickels and dimes

  • Time to the hour and half hour

  • Insect subtraction

  • St Math

  • Math Journals

  • Math Survey

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Insects (Bees and Ants), Korea

  • Read many non fiction books about insects

  • Parts of an insect

  • Read and sequence The Very Hungry Caterpillar

  • Ant homes and jobs

  • Bee jobs

  • Read In the Tall, Tall Grass then make grass and put insects in it then write about it

  • Read a traditional Korean book and learn about traditional clothing

Writing:

  • Independent Journals

  • All About Ants

  • All About Bees

Things to Know:

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

  • Our field trip to The Very Hungry Caterpillar play is on Wednesday, May 14th. Students must be on time that day. Students are to bring lunches but they do not need to be disposable. We will be eating lunch back at school, but at a later time. Thanks in advance to the chaperones.

  • I will begin our end of the year assessments this week.

  • I am looking for volunteers to help me level books. I need people to come in starting at lunch and throughout the rest of the day. It is a process I can teach you in just a few minutes and you will only need to come in for 15 to 30 minutes at a time. Any help would be greatly appreciated so please let me know if you can help.

  • At this point students should be able to comfortably count to 100 by 1’s, 5’s, and 10’s. Practice if your child is 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 160 comfortably, many are doing way beyond that. If you child is unable to, please practice.

  • If you would like to present for Asian Pacific Heritage Month let me know and we get set up a time.

  • Remember to practice those sight words daily!

  • Scholastic Book Orders are due Friday, May 16th.

  • Continue working with ST math/JiJi.

  • Library books are due every Tuesday.

Ms. Maltz