We've worked hard & had some fun...
read all about the things we've done! 11/9/14
This week our spelling pattern is short vowel sounds. The ways in which the short vowel sounds are spelled break our typical "rules". Since these words are rule breakers and do not have consistent patterns, repeated practice to memorize their spelling will be most beneficial. We do practice our spelling words & patterns at school, but your child may need additional practice at home as well!
At the end of the week, we began walking through the steps of the scientific method together. We came up with a question & recorded it in our lab report books, we determined & wrote our own hypothesis, then we made a plan & conducted multiple trials.
there has been a great deal of excitement as we begin this new unit!
During tech time this week, everyone began publishing one of their narrative stories. It will take us several weeks to complete the typing & illustrating of these stories!
Reading & Language Arts Skills
This week, we reviewed nouns and plural nouns. Our focus was identifying irregular plural nouns that do not become plural by adding -s, -es, or -ies. For example, feet, mice, & children.
This week we will begin Unit 2, which is all about extending place value skills learned in first grade. An informational sheet about this new unit will be sent home with your child this week, so be sure to check your child's blue folder daily!
Things to Remember or Make Note of...
-Spelling test will be Friday, November 14th!
-New reading goals will be sent home this week!
-As your child reads at home, he/she should be filling in the November Book It! calendar for each 20 minutes read!
-There is no school Tuesday, November 11th, due to Veteran's Day!
-Teachers will meet to schedule sibling conferences on Monday. You will receive a conference date & time later in the week, so be sure to check your child's blue folder!