Archive for March 20th 2015

Room 104 Families,

 

Sight Words: nine, ten, for, us

    We will use and write them in sentences. We will also sing our sight word songs.

Previous Sight Words: I, am, like, we, see, the, can, and, be, big, little, on, it, to, a, is, look, at, my, here, yes, no, day, come, run, have, go, me, you, said, in, are, zero, do, that, one, up, down, two, he, she, three, four, with, play, five, love, by, six, because, will, seven, away, want, fun, eight, all, did, blue, black, brown, red, yellow, orange, purple, pink, green, white, gray

Letter of the Week: Review

Morning Meeting:

  • Greeting – Compliment Greeting
  • Activity – Spring Poem
  • Sharing – Students will get to bring in anything they’d like to share. For example, students can bring in something they made, something they recently got, or something related to our learning. Please refer to the sharing schedule on blog.

Literacy/Literacy Centers:

  • Centers
    • Word Work – Rainbow Words, Number Word Read Around the Room, Stamping out Sight Words, Connect Words to Pictures/Match Rhyming Words/Build Words
    • Writing – Free Write – Students may pick a topic card to help
    • Read to Self and Read to Someone – focus on identifying sight words
      • Read with our Third Grade Buddies
    • Computer – Starfall
    • Listening- Students will listen to Clark the Shark then draw a picture of a character from the story
    • Teacher Time – Third Quarter Assessment
  • Our focus comprehension skill this week will be to compare and contrast characters
  • Sight Word Songs
  • Read alouds
  • Phonemic Awareness

 

  • Wish List – If anyone would like to donate shaving cream, let me know. Writing sight words in shaving cream at our tables is a fun and great way to practice!

 

Writing:

  • We will focus a lot on our independent journals this week and making sure we have all the components of a sentence or more.

Theme (Science/Social Studies): Worms

  • Draw and label a worm
  • Worm observation
  • Students will read Diary of a Worm then make their own version

Math:

  • Math Survey
  • Math Journals
  • ST Math
  • Comparison Number Stories
  • Count by 2’s
  • Evens and Odds
  • Divide Groups in Half
  • Read My Mind Game
  • Tools for Measuring Time
  • Math Centers
    • Just a note about math centers. They usually consist of four different centers the students rotate to. One center is working with me on our current skill or reinforcement of a past skill, another is working on our current skill or reinforcement of a past one, and the other two are bins from our math center. These two are more play based where the students get to create using the objects.
  • 3D Shape Song – You may have heard your child singing this as we were learning about 3D Shapes. Here is a link to the video, beware it stays stuck in your head. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cg-Uc556-Q

StoryBus

  • The students had a wonderful time on the StoryBus. Some painted their faces as wolves and pigs while others role played different parts of the story. It was great hearing and watching the students be the characters.

Things to Know:

  • Please check regularly and use the Things To Be Working On At Home link on the blog.
  • Library books are due every Friday.
  • The last day of third quarter is Thursday, April 2nd. Look for report card conference time requests to be sent home soon. Report Card Conferences are Thursday, April 16th.
  • No school for students on Friday, April 3rd for a teacher professional development day.
  • Spring Break is April 6th – April 10th.
  • March Scholastic Books Orders have been placed and should be arriving shortly. A lot of books were ordered this time which really helps the class earn bonus points to get books and resources. Among other things I was able to get non fiction books for our listening center which I am really excited about and I am sure the students will be too. Look for new flyers soon!
  • Continue to work on ST Math (JiJi) and ABCMouse at home.
  • Each student has their own Bob Book (http://bobbooks.com/) in their read to self bags. Students are able to practice their books during centers (usually with the third grade buddies) and read them correctly to me to pass on to the next book. These are great books! Please refer to the link with any questions.

 

  • I have a DonorsChoose project up. Tell your friends and families! Check it out – http://www.donorschoose.org/project/help-us-learn-with-the-best-resources/1466438/?rf=link-siteshare-2015-01-teacher_account-teacher_2480453&challengeid=20460118

 

  • Consider collecting Box Tops. They are on many of the everyday items that you buy. You may turn them in to me. Each Box Top earns money for the school. http://www.boxtopsforeducation.info

Ms. Maltz

rmaltz@cps.edu