Language Arts – This week the children will be introduced to the letter and sound of /Pp/. They will associate picture names and decode words containing the beginning and ending sound of /Pp/. They will also learn how to correctly write and identify the upper and lower case of /Pp/. They will also read the story “The Hunt” and practice using text features as a comprehension strategy. Other skills include making words that include the word families _ at, _ug, _end, writing dictated sentences that end with an exclamation point, and identifying the memory word /put/. Also, the children will be bringing home the paper version of the stories that they read and discuss in their reading group. Kindly, allow your child to reread the story to you as this will improve fluency. They are all so proud of their reading skills and want to share their success with you.
Our centers this week will also feature a St. Patrick’s Day theme.
Please continue to take time to practice the Big Book of Blending each day in books to practice blending sounds together and to increase fluency which in turn enhances comprehension.
Big Book of Blending – Letter /Pp/ Please don’t forget to review the previous pages of the book as reinforcement for the sounds that have already been learned.
The Big Book of Blending is an essential component to our Superkids program. In this book the children will practice blending combination of letters and words. Blending letter sounds smoothly is one of the most important skills for children to master in learning to read. I am kindly asking that you practice the assigned pages at least 10 – 15 minutes per day, in addition to the practice they are receiving in class. By doing this, you will help improve your child’s fluency and comprehension. Please do not go ahead in the book as the pages are assigned according to the letter that is being taught. However, it is recommended that you take the time to review the previous pages assigned. Enjoy working together with your child as he/she begins the journey into the wonderful world of reading.
Math – The children did a GREAT JOB on their Chapter 8 Test!! This week the children will begin learning about telling time to the hour. They will learn about the “duration of time” (less or more time to do an activity). They will also learn about the hour and minute hands as well as the parts of an analog and digital clock.
Math Workbook – No workbook pages this week.
Religion – This week we will continue to discuss the meaning of Easter as well as Jesus’ love and journey that led to His Resurrection. As part of this unit, the children will read books, make crafts, and much more.
The “Good Deed” activity that is to be completed during Lent is due back to school on Monday, March 26.. The activity includes a picture of a stain glass window attached to a blank piece of writing paper. Each time your child does a good deed ( ex. helping parents, cleaning up toys, saying kind words, etc.), he/she is to color a puzzle piece on the stain glass window. On the blank piece of paper, your child is to write a few samples of the good deeds that he/she has done (ex. I helped my mom set the table). Each day, we will discuss some of the good deeds. Kindly, keep the packet in a safe place at home. If you need more blank papers, please let me know.
Science – This week we will continue the unit on “The Weather.” Throughout the unit, the students will observe weather patterns. They will understand weather as a pattern in the natural world. They will also learn how rainbows are made.
Social Studies –
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!