Easter was quite different at our house, as I am sure it was at yours. No extended family gathered around the table with talk of the Easter Bunny and who found the most eggs. No Easter frock to show off as we gathered with other believers inside the walls of our church, and yet it was richer than ever in some ways. We were gathered as a family, but at a distance healthy and safe. We were able to worship together at a distance and we were able to focus on the love of a risen Savior, a freedom that many do not enjoy. It was a very rich indeed! I hope you found yourselves able to find many blessings in a very different Easter morning.
As I begin this communication, I am struck by the most frequent greeting of late that seems to be, “I hope you are safe and well”. How different that is from the greeting we have come to expect as, “Good morning, how are you today?” These are different and somewhat uncertain times, and I sincerely hope you are safe and well.
We learned about the twin consonant rule this week! When f, l, s or z is heard after a short vowel at the end of a one syllable word, there are twins!! Some examples are puff, will, boss, and buzz. We are continuing to build onto our red words. We had a blast practicing them in shaving cream on our tables! We practiced our blending with letter tiles, and wrote in our journals to continue sentence building with capitalization and punctuation.
We learned a cool song to help us remember the 3D shapes. Please ask your son to sing it to you at home, and to point out some real life 3D shapes in your house or as you drive around town. We had a great time in our classroom going on a scavenger hunt to find 3d shapes. We reviewed tally marks with our dry erase boards and worked with a partner to decompose numbers from 0 to 10.
We ended the week learning about Rosa Parks during Black History Month.
Have a great week!
We were hoping our snow dance would work, and have a snow day on Friday?!?! We will try again, and hope for a future snow day!
We practiced our handwriting with letter N, played categories with words that started with N, and read FUN IN THE SUN. We practiced our ABC order with our red words and put our last names in ABC order. This was a lot of fun, and a bit challenging! We also continued to work on our blends by playing head hunters, practicing writing the blends we heard our teacher call out, and worked on a cut/paste blend activity. We enjoyed playing red word bingo this week, but we had the most fun playing red word basketball -Grizzlies vs. Rockets! We worked on our coin identification, counting money and tally marks with a coin scoop activity. We practiced decomposing numbers to 10 and worked on our addition sentences/facts. We played "war" with a partner using playing cards to practice our addition and rolled/tallied with dice for some extra practice with tally marks. We learned a lot of interesting facts about Jackie Robinson this week during our Black History Month study.
We are looking forward to learning more red words, incorporating letter E into our writing, and doing some fun, learning Valentine Day Activities next week!
Have a great week! Have a safe and fun winter break!!