Ireland (and a few more insects)
Language and Literacy:
- In Letterland this week we will study 'Jj' Jumping Jim and 'Rr' Red Robot. We will manipulate these letter sounds at the start, end, and within words. Correct handwriting format will be taught and practiced for both the lowercase and capital 'Jj' and 'Rr'.
- The Let's Find Out Magazine “Welcome to Ireland!” will introduce us to St. Patrick’s Day which is celebrated next Monday (March 17). Students will read about the county of Ireland and traditional folktales. We will also explore real pictures and color code simple geography landforms on the county’s map.
- Students will read and have read to them Irish and St. Patrick's Day themed fiction and non-fiction books. We will focus on legends and symbols associated with the holiday.
- Syllables help students read and write words by making 'chunks'. They will learn how to identify the number of syllables in a word.
- St. Patrick's Day themed language centers will reinforce the following skills: reading and writing sight words, spelling/ segmenting words (CVC), identifying first sounds of words, and counting syllables in words.
- Students will make a a mini book retelling the story of the hungry caterpillar by writing missing words within sentences and illustrating the pages.
- Sight Words: away
- The United States is being explored by state as we receive post cards from friends and family. For each state, we discuss landforms, US regions, cities, and ways of life unique to the state's weather and landscape. We will continue to Skype people in different states, this Friday, a Boone native living in Louisiana!
- The culture, geography, and symbols unique to Ireland will be studied as we anticipate St. Patrick’s Day. We will discuss folktales and legend (leprechauns, gold, and rainbows!)
- Addition (combining numbers): Represent with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations up to 5.
- Teen Numbers: Recognizing and making representations with ten’s frames
- Counting to 100: Place numbers in order 1-100 while writing, naming, and rote counting.
- Graphing- Sort and record shapes in a handful of Lucky Charms!
Students will tour and learn about healthy foods at Earth Fare, eat a pizza lunch which they are providing for free, and the go on a "hike" along the Greenway Trail. This entire adventure is free of cost! We will return to school before afternoon dismissal (2:30pm). Due to multiple stops and the spatial layout of Earth Fare, this trip does not require a need for parental/guardian chaperones. A permission slip and formal letter will be sent home next week which must be returned by Monday, March 17.
Scholastic Book Club Magazine
March 10- Trevor
March 17- Coy
March 24- Leftovers
March 31- Merrix
Miss Jenny's Kindergarten
"You're off to Great Places
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So...get on your way!"
-Dr. Seuss: Oh, The Places You'll Go