ELL Mrs. Alfaro

December News

Pumpkin Pie Tasting

Last week, ELL students were able to learn a little about the traditions associated with Thanksgiving. Ms. Dowd and Mrs. Alfaro brought in pumpkin pie and whipped cream for the students to taste. Many of them had never tried pumpkin pie before. Surprisingly, many of the students really liked it and asked for seconds.

Kindergarten

What we will be working on during the 3 weeks before winter break:


Letters: X, J, E, H, K


Words to know: are, now, is, how, find, this


We will be reading books about...

Animals found in the pond

What's in the sky?

Science and bugs


Our focus:

We will be working hard on blending letter sounds into words so that we can read and write them. These will be consonant, vowel, consonant words like: box, cat, hot, pin, etc.

1st Grade

We will be reading books about...

Months of the year and seasons

Races and the Olympics

Classifying Animals

The moon

Big Trips


Spelling List week 14

1. came

2. make

3. brave

4. late

5. gave

6. shape


Challenge Words:

waves

chases


Spelling List Week 15

1. time

2. like

3. kite

4. bike

5. white

6. drive


Challenge Words:

Stripe

mice


Spelling List Week 16

1. so

2. go

3. home

4. hole

5. no

6. rope

7. joke

8. bone

9. stove

10. poke


Challenge Words:

chose

wrote

2nd Grade

We will be reading books about...

Helen Keller--biography

Communities

Baseball

Team work


We will continue to work hard on...


* organizing our ideas into writing pieces.

* using correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.

* understanding our academic vocabulary words so that we can read, write and understand them.

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Don't forget!!

Conversation is one of the best ways children learn language. Read to your children. Talk to them. Ask them questions. We have so much to learn from each other.