Mrs. Blake's Blossoms

North Bay Haven Charter Elementary

April 4-8, 2016

Current News

We are now in the last nine weeks of school. We still have a lot to do and learn. Please make sure that your child is at school on-time and present everyday if possible. This week we will be studying the USA and important American symbols. This is an interesting and exciting unit. We don’t want any students to miss this learning opportunity.

Dates to Remember

  • Library Books Due - Monday, April 4
  • Report Cards Sent Home - Thursday, April 7
  • Library Visit - Monday, April 11
  • Spirit Days - Friday, April 15 & April 29
  • Spring Carnival - Friday, May 13

What We Are Learning This Week:

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Language Arts

Wonders Unit 8: From Here to There

Week 2: My USA

Essential Question: What do you know about our country?

Phonemic Awareness:
Phoneme Isolation
Phoneme Blending
Phoneme Substitution

Phonics: /y/y, /z/z

Oral Vocabulary: country, travel, purpose, careful, connect

Listening Comprehension:
Genre – Informational Text
Strategy – Reread
Skill – Main Topic and Key Details

Category Words: Ordinal Numbers

Handwriting: Yy, Zz

Writing Trait: Sentence Fluency

Grammar: Sentences with Prepositions


High-Frequency (Sight) Words: this, what

High-Frequency (Sight) Words Review: I, can, the, we, see, a, like, to, and, go, you, do, my, are, he, with, is, little, she, was, for have, of, they, said, want, here, me, red, yellow, blue, green, orange, pink, brown, black, purple, white, zero, one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten


Calendar Math: Counting by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, months of the year, days of the week, patterns, tally marks

Pearson: Topic 12 – Measurement

Social Studies / Science

Recognize the importance of U. S. symbols

Spelling Words

-ig, -ip, it Word Families