Something to HOOT about!
Ms. Cipriano's Newsletter - Week of December 14th
•Question of the Week; “What kind of home does an animal need?”
•Amazing words: meadow, tree trunk, den, hive, stump and nest
•We recognized and named uppercase and lowercase letter: Ii
•Identified initial and medial /i/ words like igloo and pig
•Short and long vowels
•High- frequency words: I, am, the, little, to, a, have, is, we, like my, he and for.
•Realism vs. Fantasy / Sequencing a story / Adjectives for opposites
•Used our “rubber bands” to help sound out CVC words
•We read many books in school this week. Some of our favorite books are A bed for the Winter, Sneezy the Snowman, and Santa Claus and the Three Bears.
•We finished our second Writer’s workshop packet. We began the packet by generating ideas about nouns. The students then had to select one noun they wanted to be an expert in. Through the writing process, the students drafted sentences and revised their work. Their accomplishments during the publishing sections are truly something to be proud of.
•Reviewed headline, midline and baseline
•Practiced writing uppercase and lowercase letters Ss, Aa, Mm, Tt, Pp, Cc and Ii
•Helpful strategies when writing (finger spacing, capital letters, punctuation)
•Students are also now self-checking their own writing!!
•Numbers to 100 and patterns on a hundreds chart
•Counted by 1s, 2s and 10s.
•This week we read so many wonderful Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa books. The students had the opportunity to discuss the holidays, share traditions and make cute holiday projects!
SEL: We continue to sit as a class and place ourselves somewhere on the Mood Meter. This month we have been
learning about the word, respect. What is respect? What does it look and sound like?
Days 1 & 4 Library
Days 2 & 5 Computer Room
Day 3 & 6 FLES
Peek at Next Week
-Jack and the Beanstalk/ New amazing words
-Letter sound /i/
-Adjectives / realism and fantasy
-Resolutions for the New year
Please continue to practice number recognition and formation, letters, sounds and
high-frequency words at home with your child. Please use the packet sent home for suggestions.