November 21, 2014
We talked about our families!
Look at what we did!
- We read Abuela by Arthur Dorros and learned the words adventure, country, remind, and glide. Ask us what they mean and for an example of them! We used Abuela in both our reading and writing mini lessons.
- In reading, we learned how readers can also be like storytellers. We can use our voices and bodies to help us get into the story. We can be act like the characters might act, sound like the characters might sound, and even feel like the characters might feel.
- In word work, we practiced writing the letters E and Z.
- In math, we went over addition again and expanded it to within 10. We learned that you can use pictures and manipulatives to help you see and solve the math problem.
- In writing, we focused on the most important parts of the story. We used the most important part to help us tell a whole story with a beginning, middle, and end. We tried to make sure to include some of our feelings and reactions in the story too!
Here are the sight words we are currently working on. Please review these words with your child. Writing sentences, flash cards, and pointing out the sight words around them or in Take Home Books are all great ways to practice the words. We have found that when your child is able to read the words with little hesitation, they are much more successful with reading the books at their level because they can then focus on decoding other unknown words in texts.
I, can, see, a, like, the, me, look, at, me, my, am, is
Here are the themes that we will have until Winter Break.
- Our Families and Traditions
- Winter Holidays
Upcoming Event and Reminders
- Wed, Nov 26 - Fri, Nov 28 - Thanksgiving. No school for students
- Thurs, Dec 11 - Delayed Opening. Doors will open at 9:25am
Next week, we will…
- read Thanksgiving books and continue to use our bodies and voices to get more into the story!
- do Thanksgiving addition story problems to practicing drawing pictures to show our thinking!
- write a Thanksgiving story together as a class!
- visit each kindergarten classroom for more Thanksgiving activities!