Fri, Nov 15, 2019

 

 

 

We have been working on vowel sounds this week through our daily handwriting, blending board, letter tiles, and weekly dictation/blending sheet.  Boys also listened to their teacher call out a word and held up their vowel stick for the vowel they heard in the word.  We read the book Tim the Hog, practiced reading with expression, and comprehending what we read.  We created Bingo sheets with short i words to practice our blending/reading, and had lots of fun!  We continued decomposing numbers through five to better understand the meaning of addition.  We ended our week with making "Decomposing Turkeys".  We wrote our numbers through 40, and had fun practicing our symmetry skills with our tables.  We put a piece of tape down the middle of our tables, and built a symmetrical creation on both sides with our pattern blocks.  We learned this week that the Pilgrims were on the Mayflower for 64 days!  The Native Americans used symbols for their writing and would often used animals skins as their "paper".  The boys had a blast writing on their own created "buckskin" after we read the book The Indian and the Paintbrush.  We can't wait to find out more about the story of Thanksgiving.

Thank you all for the wonderful books that you purchased for our classrooms during the Book Fair last week!!  Have a great weekend!

 

Fri, Nov 08, 2019

We have had a terrific “T” week. We started our small group reading series this week with a book titled, “Tom at the Dam”. The boys loved having their own book to take home and read with their family members. We have started discussing sentence writing with the boys. What is a sentence? What do we need to begin a sentence? What do we need at the end of a sentence? We have begun dictating sentences to the boys, and they have also started writing their own sentences on paper , and in their journal.

We added teen number words with our red words this month. We have played several games this week with number words. The boys loved playing a new game this week with their words. called Head Hunters. The boys placed a number word label on their forehead, and then boys would write that number down on their paper next to that boys name.

The boys started decomposing numbers 0-5 this week. They have enjoyed learning songs about number pairs and practicing number pairs independently.

The weather has been very cold lately , and we will continue to go outside daily if the temperature is above 32 degrees. Please make sure your son is dressed appropriately.

Fri, Nov 01, 2019

 

     What a fun filled week we have had in SK!!  We celebrated the letter H with hats, crazy hair, Halloween, and hotdogs with Headmaster Hancock!!

 

     We worked on our handwriting with extra emphasis on our blending (gl, cl, etc.) and incorporated blending words with use of a capital letter. We practiced our red words by playing some fun games called "Knock Out", Sparkle- Sparkle-Zap, Boom, and learned a few new songs!  We wrote in our journals about Halloween, created a picture with crazy hair, practiced our reading skills on Reading Eggs, sorted our hats to discuss similarities and differences, read in small group Bug Has A Hut , and are enjoying the chapter book The Candy Corn Contest that our teacher is reading aloud.

 

     We explored math this week with our two class pumpkins.  We estimated the height, diameter, and how many seeds our pumpkins would contain.  Then we talked about what measuring tool we should use to find the exact measurements of our pumpkins and compared our estimates or our actual measurements.  We designed, carved our big pumpkin, and then roasted our pumpkin seeds.  Boys are enjoying estimating a jar of goodies each week.  At the end of the week, we count the exact amount to practice counting by 2's and 10's.  The boy that estimates the closest to the exact amount, gets the goodies in the jar!!  We are also enjoying learning about bones , and are excited about our upcoming activities on Thanksgiving!

 

      Happy November!  The homework calendar for this month is in your son's folder.  Have a great weekend!

 

 

Fri, Oct 25, 2019

WOW! Grandparents Day was amazing. We were so happy to see all of our Grandparents on campus. We have worked so hard and the boys loved showing off their talent! Thank you to our awesome music teacher, Mrs. Pearson.

Along with Grandparents Day, we reviewed several skills this week. We wrote about our experiences at Cedar Hill Farm with our dads. That is a trip we will never forget!

We reviewed our red words while playing Bingo and our syllables by playing 4-corners.

We started our study of symmetry. The boys worked in groups to create a “symmetree”. We worked on our communication skills and acted out appropriate ways to work as a team. The boys loved this activity and we are excited to do more group projects in the future.

We are looking forward to “h” week. Please make sure to check in on Seesaw for several announcements throughout the week.

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