Each week, I will be posting the skills that will be taught throughout the week in Language Arts, Math, and other subject areas. Kindly, review the skills as it will help you to also reinforce these skills at home. I will usually update my webpage on Sundays.
LANGUAGE ARTS – This week, the children will begin the second half of the Superkids Reading Program called the Superkids Club. The following units will continue to introduce the remaining consonants of the alphabet as well focus on phonics, blending, reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension skills. The letter /Bb/ will be reviewed. The children will identify the uppercase and lowercase /Bb/ and write it correctly. They will associate pictures and names as well as encode and decode words containing the beginning, middle, and ending sound of /Bb/. Other skills include: using correct punctuation and spacing in sentences, blending sounds to decode words,identifying the memory word, of, and reading the story ,” The Big Bus.”
**The children are doing a nice job blending sounds to decode word parts and words. It is so wonderful to watch the excitement on their faces as they begin to emerge into reading. Please practice the “Big Book of Blending” for 10 to 15 minutes each day. This will help the children improve their blending skills as well as enhance reading fluency. Please do not go ahead in the book as I assign the pages as the letters are taught, however, I encourage you to occasionally go back and review the previous pages.
***This week, I will start meeting with individual reading groups. The children are very excited to begin this new component in the reading process. The children were assigned to each group based on my assessment of their reading skills and abilities. The groups are very flexible as the children will be able to fluctuate groups, if necessary, to meet their individual reading needs. The reading groups will focus on vocabulary, comprehension skills, oral and silent reading, fluency, and writing. The stories that will be read each week will be reproduced and sent home. Kindly, have your child read the story to you and share his/her enthusiasm as he/she emerges into reading. The children will also be working at centers each day. The centers include: reading, listening, writing, math, and art. The centers are formulated to reinforce skills already taught as well as to allow the children to work independently and aquire good working habits.
BIG BOOK OF BLENDING – Letter U
MATH – The children did a NICE JOB in the Chapter 6 Test. Please continue to practice addition and subtraction facts to 10 with your child.. This week, Chapter 7 will be introduced. This chapter will represent, count, and write 11 to 19. Objects will be used to decompose these numbers as ten ones and some further ones.
Math Homework – p. 127 – 132
RELIGION – This week the children will continue to focus on and discuss the ways God shows his love for us and how, in return, we may show our love for God.
SCIENCE – The children will continue to observe weather patterns and understand weather as a pattern in the natural world.
SOCIAL STUDIES – President’s Day
HAVE A GREAT WEEK! HAPPY VALENTINE’s DAY!!