# Mrs. Bouse's News

## Welcome Back!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a restful and relaxing vacation. It was great to come back to school, as I truly missed each and every one of my students. This week, we wasted no time. We jumped right back into learning! Let me fill you in...

Math: We are learning addition. Students are learning how to add with their fingers, with manipulatives, and also by drawing pictures. This will be a skill we practice the rest of the year. We are also learning about greater than/less than with numbers. Students will see two numbers and should be able to tell me which number is greater. They will also see two amounts of objects and should be able to tell me which group has less.

Reading: This week we learned about the letters Dd and Kk. Although most of the students have mastered their letter names and sounds, we are learning how to sound out words with these letters. The letter Kk is a little more difficult, as they often come up with words that actually start with Cc. Our sight words this week were "green, big, go, look."
Next week: Letter Ff and words: in, it, eight, they

Instead of learning about science/social studies, we spent this time of our day taking our pretests for third quarter. Students were tested on rhyming, blending words, sight words, writing letters and numbers, writing their first and last name correctly, identifying the greater number, measurement, and counting.

## Show-N-Tell

Thank you so much for allowing your children to bring in Dd and Kk items for show-n-tell this week!

Next week's letter: Ff - Please allow your children to bring in an item for the letter Ff that fits in their backpack. Thank you!