September 30, 2022
Word Wall Words
Please help your child learn to recognize the sight words. These are words that they will come across frequently as they read and will want to write them as an author. You can, of course, simply use the flash cards that were provided. However, your child will enjoy other means to learn these words. Below are three suggestions on fun activities:
- Write the words in several different colors
- Make word puddles and call out the word to jump on
- Play Tic-Tac-Toe with the words
Aaliyah put the alphabet in order and then wrote it out in uppercase and lowercase.
While doing an interactive writing we practice writing letters and words.
During Writers Workshop we are writing and labeling to match our pictures. Our goal was to be able to identify the characters and place in our stories. Aria had a chance to share her work with the class.
During shared reading we reread big books to become familiar with them. Early in the year they have simple patterns that we can read.
This week in math we are working on counting objects and creating equal sets and/or determining if a set is less than or greater than the other.
Nasir was assigned to the math center for his workstation. He chose to practice our lessons with the teddy bears, noting greater than, less than and equal.
As readers we are identifying the who, where, when and what that happens in our stories. When you read with your child ask them some of these questions:
- Who was in the story?
- Where did the story take place?
- What time of day was it?
- What happened in the story?
In science we are learning how to be scientists. We watched a video on many different ways to observe the world around us. We can look from different angles, sketch, photograph, record, measure, count and write about what we are studying.
Mr. Scott joined us with a silly read aloud, "Did you take the B from my _ook?" The children truly enjoyed the story and then interviewed Mr. Scott. Ask your child if they can recall any of the fun facts we learned.
During science the children learned about a South Carolina crop - cotton. They were able to observe a cotton boll and dissect it. They even counted the seeds they found inside.