A Musical Week
Pairing up to Draw a Community Helper and his/her Environment
What We've Learned This Week.
1.Digraphs ch, wh, and Ph
We sounded initial “wh”, " ch" and “ph” through repetition and showing pictures of words that have initial “ch"," wh", and "ph".
The students defined the word “hibernation” on their vocabulary notebook.
3. Writing/Story Elements
- To reinforce their understanding of story elements (title, characters, setting, problem, and solution). They created their own story by drawing the beginning, middle, and ending events of their story.
- They began writing their story
1. Skip counting by 5s and 10s
2. Money Value
- They distinguished between pennies, nickels, and dimes by identifying the pictures of people or symbols in the front and back of the coins.
- They practiced adding up pennies, nickels, and dimes separately by counting by 1s, 5s, and 10s.
Community & Community Helpers
- The students were paired up to choose one community helper to draw and explain his/ her job.
- The students also brainstormed what is missing from the little community we built.
- In groups, they added the missing items/ buildings (traffic and street signs, pets, trees, a pharmacy, and a bank).
· They defined hibernation
· They were introduced to animals - other than bears - that hibernate.
Fine Motor Skills
They practiced writing digraphs as well as writing complete sentences on their writing journals and on their Phonics book.
Mr. Schneider Explaining to Kids Hanukkah Traditions
Question to Ask your Child
· Give examples of words that begin with “wh”“ph” & “ ch”
· Give examples of community helpers.
· What are their jobs?
· What kind of community helpers do you want to be?
· What does “ hibernation” mean?
· Why do some animals hibernate?
· What animals hibernate and what migrate?
Making a 3D Snowman
Please bring the homework 1 inch binder
JK/ K Winter Musical @ 5:30
Class holiday Party @ 2:30