What's going on in class this week?
Valentines Day is fast approaching! We will be exchanging valentines in the classroom with each other. We will decorate bags to use as mail boxes. I am asking that you please bring one valentine for each student in our class (22 students) and that you DO NOT personally address each one. Please just write who the valentine is from. This greatly helps in the ease of passing them out in class.
Here soon I will be testing your child on can they count to 20 and backwards from 20 to 1. Practice this at home!
Please be sure your are reading the little readers that are in your child's blue folder every night!
-use strategies to figure out words they don't know
-look for small words inside bigger words to help decode them
-notice word ending like -s and -ing
-notice and use ending punctuation and reflect it in their voice when reading
-reflect understanding of words in bold by saying the words louder
-write personal narratives
-add details to their words by using describing words or their five senses
-know that stories have a beginning, middle, and end
-isolate medial sounds (short vowel sounds)
-segments phonemes (can they tell you all the individual sounds that they hear in a word)
-Sight words: on, they, he, she
-read, write, represent numbers 11-20
-notice that numbers in the teens have a group of 10
-compare numbers to 20 (more/less/same)
-can generate a group of objects that is more/less/same
-can generate a number that is 1 more or 1 less than a given number
-discuss the pattern of the seasons
-talk about the President and what his job is
-talk about George Washington