This week we have a Wacky Wednesday.
Blue book bags are to be returned on Monday with the book and any homework assignments inside.
Wednesday envelopes will also be found inside the blue book bag but will need to be emptied and returned to class Thursday. Please take the time to look through all of the contents for comments on student work or important fliers.
What we will be doing this week:
We will continue learning the alphabet and letter sounds. Please take time at home to review them as well.
This week students will learn the sight word, "my". It would be helpful for students to practice recognizing these words at home as well. You can make flashcards, memory games, Go Fish, and other fun ways to make learning the sight words easy!
We use the Handwriting Without Tears program to help students practice writing the letter of the week while strengthening their fine motor skills. Students will have a chalkboard with a small piece of sponge, paper towel, and chalk. Students will begin by tracing the letter with their wet sponge. Then they will trace it again with their paper towel to dry the area. Finally, students will use their small piece of chalk to write the letter on their own. We call this process, "Wet-Dry-Try". There is also an App available for Handwriting Without Tears that you can purchase to practice the process at home.
Students will be learning about numbers to 10. They will be able to identify the number names, the counting sequence, count to tell a number of objects and compare numbers. Students will also begin to compose and decompose numbers to 10 to show that a number can have two parts (i.e. 4=2+2, or 4=3+1) These are pre-addition/subtraction skills to help build number sense. Students will also learn to subitize, where they have the ability to 'see' a small set of objects and know how many without counting.
Parent Tips Module 1
Students will be studying apples for the next two weeks. We will dissect apples and study their parts, do a sink and float activity, weigh apples and much more! We will also be doing apple tasting and will enjoy some applesauce!
Monday: Melissa Scheel
Tuesday: Zeynep Taymaz
Thursday: Michelle Skinner
Friday: Susie Li
Makerspace will be very other Wacky Wednesday except for field trips
PE will be on Wednesdays with Coach Sierra from Recess 101 at 2:00pm except for Wacky Wednesdays
Wednesday, September 27th- Cornerstone lesson
Wednesday, September 27th- Wacky Wednesday (10am-1:20pm)
Wednesday, October 4th- Art Vistas lesson
Saturday, October 21st- Alta Vista Walkathon
Wednesday, October 25th- Field trip to Spina Farms Pumpkin Patch (10am-1:20pm)
Tuesday, October 31st- Halloween Parade & Party