Feb. 11-15

Dear Parents,

What are we learning this week?

Math: We are starting Chapter 9: Identify and Describe Two – Dimensional Shapes.  This chapter is mostly a review for the kids but we learn a lot of new vocabulary and really take a look at the attributes of two-dimensional shapes. We will finish Chapter 9 this week, a review and test will be later in the week.  We will also have a fun shape craft-ivity to conclude the chapter!

Religion: This week we will discuss Chapter 19: Jesus Wants Us to Love. We will identify ways that we can love others as Jesus asked.

Science:  This week we will continue to study Penguins and the Arctic!

Handwriting: Please continue to review letters and letter formation, we will continue to review in class.

Phonics: We will start Unit 3 of Phonics!   We are now using the term SNAP words rather than sight words.  An updated Snap word list will be sent home in the Wednesday Folder this week (2/13). Your child will review these daily in class, but please review at home as well. The expectation is that your child will be able to identify and write all of the SNAP words sent home.

Reading: The students all did a wonderful job with the reading assessments!  I will send home more information on this later this week!  This week we will review reading comprehension skills while reading Valentine’s Day Books!

Writing: We will continue Unit 2: Writing for Readers.  We all know how honest 5 and 6 year olds are …and in this unit, it gives them the perfect opportunity to draw on this natural instinct of theirs as I encourage them to tell true stories about their life.  We will also have a big focus on writing successful stories that readers can understand.  We will continue self reflection with introducing 4 star writing!  (I will send details of this as soon as we roll it out to the class).

Homework:  Homework Packet and Reading Log – please return BOTH on Friday 2/15.  Some kids have only been turing in one or the other, although this isn’t a grade – it is important for the students to turn homework in each Friday.

Reminders:

  • February and March book orders are being sent home Wednesday (2/13), they are due back 3/7.  Thank you so much to those of you that have ordered from our book orders!  Each month we have earned so many new books to add to our class library!
  • Tuesday 2/12 – Yellow Socks due back!
  • Thursday 2/14 – Valentine’s day party … see note sent home last week in the Wednesday folder!
  • Friday 2/15 – 12:30 dismissal