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Ms. Cipriano's Newsletter - Week of April 4th

Weekly Academics

Reading Street:

•Question of the Week; “How can an adventure cause trouble?”

•Amazing words: cottage, porridge, bears, big, middle-sized and small

•We recognized and named uppercase and lowercase letter: Gg, Ll, Hh, Oo, Dd, Kk, Rr, Ii, Mm, Cc, Pp, Tt, Ss, Bb. Nn and Aa

•Identified words with initial and final /g/ like gap and log

•Students were introduced to consonant blends with /l/, /r/, /t/ and /p/ in initial and final positions. For example: clap, list, and grape. We also continue to practice with diagraphs (ch, sh and th)

•High- frequency words: I, am, the, little, to, a, have, is, we, like, me, he, for, me, she, with, see, look, they, you, of, that, are, do, one, two, three, four, and five

•Telling sentences and characters

•Used our “rubber bands” to help sound out various CVC words like chip, flap and frog


•Some of our favorite books that we read are Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Fancy Nancy, The Water Cycle, Water is Everywhere and Curious George Makes Pancakes


•Practiced writing uppercase and lowercase letters Gg, Ll, Hh, Oo. Dd, Kk, Rr, Ii, Mm, Cc, Pp, Tt, Ss, Bb. Nn and Aa

•Helpful strategies when writing (finger spacing, capital letters, punctuation)

enVision Math:

•Sorting, classifying, counting and categorizing data

•Describing objects by more than one attribute / Graphs

Social Studies/Science:

•Investigating water parts / Water cycle / Buoyancy

•The students had the opportunity to be hands on and place objects into a tub of water to see whether the objects would sink or float. Students were asked to make a prediction prior and explain their reasoning.

•Earth Day related topics (pollution, ways to help keep our environment clean, and natural resources)

SEL: We continue to sit as a class and place ourselves somewhere on the Mood Meter.

Peek at Next Week

-Goldilocks and the Three Bears / Amazing words / letter-sound /g/

-Sorting, classifying, counting and categorizing

-Investigating Water Properties

-Earth Day


Reminders and Events

Friday, April 15th: Trip to the Teddy Bear clinic

-Friday, May 27th at 2:00: One family member for each child will be invited to celebrate at our “Special Person” party! Please mark your calendars so your child has a family member present!

Please continue to practice high-frequency words at home with your child. Please also provide your child with the opportunity to write at home.


Thank you for completing the "Book Review". Take a look at the video I made of the students during the writing process. Hope you enjoy it!
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