1st Week of November
A recap of the week and a glance at what is to come
November 3rd-November 7th
We dug deep into a bat theme last week, with the help of Stellauna. Students got to explore the different characteristics of bats, compare/contrast bats and birds, and describe all the elements of a story. This week we took everything that we know about setting, plot and characters and put them together to see the overall picture of a story. To help, we did something called story mapping. This is simply breakdown the story, identifying the characters (finding the main character), the main events (problems/solution) to show the author's flow of the story. This was the first time most of the students heard the story Stellauna, and they loved it!
We have now worked on all the numbers up to 10, building the values in every way possible. Students have been matching, naming, ordering and comparing these numbers. They have been working very hard, check out all the different ways we represent numbers!
Roll the dice.
Take more cubes, as many you rolled (if rolled a 3, take 3 cubes)
Play until you get 10. The first one to 10 wins :)
Great job Geoffrey
We had a Mystery Reader on Thursday!
November 10th- November 14th
We are continuing with our informational text unit. This week are focusing through the theme of Spiders! They are creepy and crawly and do really interesting things! Students are creating diagrams to help explain their knowledge.
Our skill focus is on comparing and contrasting. Students will be able and have the opportunity to describe the similarities and differences among many of God's creatures this week. Please have similar conversations at home about different objects or people in your surroundings at home.
Phonetically, we are continue to practice and fine tune the ability to breakdown words. Students should first be able to state the syllables of a word or picture prompt provided and then the sounds. Our goal is to be a step further and state the different sounds in a particular word. For example- "game" is 1 syllable, however has 3 sounds (g/a/m) similarly "box" is 1 syllable but becasue of the "x" box has 4 sounds (b/o/c/s). Please practice words that can fall into these patterns- you don't need to go beyond 4 sounds to a word.
We are wrapping up Unit 3 this week :) and moving onto Unit 4 which is the same focus as the past units just expanding our numbers to 20!
Parent-Teacher Conferences 11/18-11/20
Report cards will be send out Friday, November 14th. I will be offereing Parent-Teacher conferences the following Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (11/18-11/20). I have scheduled 15 minute conferences on those days to discuss any questions you may have about the report cards and your child's progress in the classroom.
We're using VolunteerSpot (the leading online signup and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming conferences .Please sign up for Report Card Conferences - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/MC2WpT
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
If there are any questions please don't hestitate the email or call!