Mrs. Shorter's Showcase


October 19-23, 2015 A Peek At Our Week

Last week, we began reading The Little Red Hen. After reading several versions and noticing the pattern of the stories, we wrote how we can help at home. Ask your child to tell you what they said they could do to help at home. We learned about wheat and how it gets from the farm to our table. Ask your child to tell you some things that are made from wheat. We ended this discussion of wheat by baking bread. We were visited by a farmer and met a chicken named Brownie. Ask your child to tell you something he/she learned about chickens. We had a visit from a Trussville fireman and learned about fire safety.

What a busy week of learning!

Important Dates and Reminders/Homework

Oct. 21-Fundraiser Items delivered for pick up

Oct. 23-Fairy Tale Ball

Oct. 30-End of first trimester

Oct. 31-Halloween

Nov. 11-Veteran's Day (No School)


Practice tying your shoes

Review all letters and sounds introduced

Review numbers 1-10

Count to 100

Practice listening for and saying the first sounds in words (ex. Shoe-/sh/)

Review all sight words introduced

Read from reading folder, poetry folder, and Ziploc bag of books

Homework will be clipped inside your child's agenda.

Our Week in Pictures

Teaching This Week...

Language Arts/Writing:

Standards #s: RLK 1-10; RIK 1-10; RFK 1a-d, RFK 2a-d1, 3a-d; WK 2-3, 7-8; SLK 1a-b, 2-6; LK 1a-f, 2a-d, 4a, 5a-d, 6


Letters/sounds (Cc, Rr, Gg)

Word building (chunking short i-__ig, __ip)

Sight Words (go)

Phonemic Awareness:

Hearing first sounds in words

Hearing rhyming words


Concepts of Print:

Author/Illustrator; Front and back covers; title of a book

Letters vs. words

Beginning, Middle, End of a story


Writing "true" stories

Preparing to publish

Writing a letter

Communicating through technology (email)


Standards #s: KCC 1,3, 4a-c, 5-7; KOA3; KMD2-3; KG 1-4

Counting and Cardinality:

Number identification to 10

Adding 1 more


Shapes (flat and solid)


Fairy Tales-wrapping it up


Fairy Tale Ball

Friday, October 23, 2015


Paine Primary Lunchroom

Wear your fairy tale costume and bring a guest

RSVP on the email sent last week