Something to HOOT about!
Ms. Cipriano's Newsletter - Week of November 30th
•Question of the Week; “What special animals live in the grasslands?
•Amazing words: grassland, cub, joey, foal, pup and calf
•We recognized and named uppercase and lowercase letter: Pp
•Identified initial and final /p/ words like pan and top
•High- frequency words: I, am, the, little, to, a, have, is, we, like and my (please practice writing and reading HFW)
•Singular and plural nouns / proper nouns
•Adjectives (ask your child to sing you the adjective song!)
•Used our “rubber bands” to help sound out CVC words
•Some of our favorite books that we read are Snowmen At Night, Celebrating Chanukah, and Animal Babies in Grasslands
•Reviewed headline, midline and baseline
•Practiced writing uppercase and lowercase letters Ss, Aa, Mm, Tt and Pp
•Helpful strategies when writing
(finger spacing, capital letters, punctuation)
•After reading the story Snowmen At Night, the students had to imagine what they would do if they were snowmen at night. The students were very creative in their responses! Some responses include, having a dance party, snowball fight and playing football.
•After completing our first Writer’s Workshop packet, we began our second one this week. We are using nouns to help us generate and select ideas. The students absolutely love Writer’s Workshop!
•Identified and wrote numbers to 20
•Problem solving strategies to identify the missing numbers
•Numbers on a number line
•Our ELA program provided a great link to Social Studies as the students learned about the various animals that live in a grassland.
•We are beginning to talk about Hanukkah and Christmas and the traditions that accompany each.
SEL: We continue to sit as a class and place ourselves somewhere on the Mood Meter J We had a former student come read to our class this week! Our first grade friend read beautifully to us. Thank you, Matthew!
Peek at Next Week
-Bear Snores on / New amazing words
-Letter sound /k/ spelled Cc
-Numbers to 100