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 read Acts 2 and 3 of the play, “The Glum Princess.” They will understand characters and generate questions to confirm prediction about the play. They will also identify rebuses ( pictures) and draw conclusions. They will decode and encode words that include the sounds of /qu/ /k/ and /ck/. Other skills that will be reviewed include: generating ideas and a purpose for writing and writing a review for the play. They will write and explain what they like or didn’t like about “The Glum Princess.”
I am so proud of all my boys and girls for working so hard to improve their reading and creative writing skills! I am amazed of how they”ve emerged into wonderful readers and writers. I love listening to them read and watching the excitement on their faces! The children enjoy using their imaginations to complete writing prompts using two or more sentences. All their successes could not be possible without the teamwork between home and school. Thank you so very much for all your dedication at home to help reinforce all the skills taught.
**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 acquire good working habits.
BIG BOOK OF BLENDING – Letters Kk and Qu
MATH – This week the children will solve problems by using the strategy draw a picture. They will also use the words alike and different to compare two-dimensional shapes by attributes. They will review the attributes of the 2 dimensional shapes. These shapes include the circle, triangle, square, rectangle, and hexagon. They will listen to the story, “Mouse Shapes” and make a mouse out of shapes. They will also use their imaginations to write a story about their mouse. The boys and girls will build 2d shapes using pretzel sticks and marshmellows. The Chapter 9 test will be given on Monday.
Math Homework – Complete p.192- 194. Kindly, review the pages in Chapter 9 as a practice for the test.
RELIGION – This week we will discuss and complete activities about Palm Sunday and Holy Week.
THE LENTEN GOOD DEED PACKET IS DUE MONDAY, APRIL 15.
SCIENCE – This week we will continue our unit on FORCE.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!