Rocking and Rolling in Room 118
This Week in Room 118
This week marks the end of the first nine weeks. I cannot believe that we have reached this point already! This week we spent time reviewing and finishing up some assessments. We were also able to create some art, check our hummingbird feeders, and do some research to see what our next study will be. It was another great week of learning!!
Today was our first free choice Friday. Everyone was allowed to write their own story and create their own title for the story. Everyone was very excited to write their own thing today. I am starting to see many learners who are able to write a beginning, middle, and end of the story. They are starting to write more and are learning how to sound out each word that they are writing. I will continue working with each child and moving them in the direction that they are ready to go so that we can all become good writers.
Starting next week the learners will be able to sign up for a day they would like to share. I am working with them to help them understand what makes a good story for us to write about. We have talked about a story needing characters, setting, and details that tell the story (who, where, what).
You can help them understand this better by talking about the parts of the story when you read to them. You can have them tell you the characters and the setting. You can also have them retell the story when you are finished reading. This will help them gain a better understanding of a story and all the parts that make up a story
W.K 3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and provide a reaction to what happened.
L.K. 1 Begin to demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing and speaking.
Learning Throughout Our Day
Our math concentration is still learning to recognize numerals and being able to count objects. Every day we count to 100 and we count the number of days we have been in school. We also have different math games during center time. This allows learners to count objects and to match the number counted with the correct numeral. Next week I will introduce Go Fish as a center game. This will be a game that will help learners to recognize numerals and to cooperate with others.
L.E.L.U (Learn, Explore, Love, Upgrade) Time
Another interest is alligators. We have several learners who really want to know more about alligators. Even during webbing about the ocean we had a discussion about if there are some alligators that live in the ocean. I had several that thought it was possible to have a salt water alligator. Because this interest is so great we will more than likely be moving toward learning more about the alligator. Next week we will work on writing things we know about alligators and what we want to learn. We will then start the research process and learn more about alligators, and their habitat. I look forward to where this is going to take us.
Helping Your Learner at Home
These will be the sight words for the next nine weeks.
We have been working on numeral recognition for 0-10. We have also been working on counting the correct objects that match the number. You can work with your child by helping them recognize numbers on flash cards and having them count out the correct number of objects for each numeral.
We review letter sounds and letters every day. We point out letters as we write, we sound out words together and determine the letters that make those sounds, and we play numerous alphabet games. You can help at home by showing your child letters and words every where you go. Have a letter hunt in the grocery store or have them find things that start with certain sounds. One of the best ways to help your child with letter recognition is to read to them every day. You can talk about the story and what letters and words your child sees in the story. Your child is bringing home a library book each week so you can read it multiple times with them. This will allow them to become more familiar with the story and make it easier to pick out letters and sounds in the story.
A Few Reminders
- Thank you so much for making sure to contact me if there is a change in transportation. Remember if you have future changes in how your child is getting home please email me that way I can respond and you will know I got the note. If you do not hear back from me by 2:00 please call the office so that they can let me know. This just helps insure that your child always gets home safely.
- Scholastic October order forms went home in your child's Friday folder. Thanks for your orders this will allow us to get more books for our classroom.
- You may start coming for lunch with your child if you would like. Our lunch time usually starts around 11:15. Please be mindful that this changes some days depending on how quickly the lunchroom can get our orders to us. If you are getting a lunch from the cafeteria please go and get your lunch before coming to the room to eat with us. We look forward to having you join us.
- If you ever have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to email me!