Sunday, January 10, 2010

Week 19

We are reading the last story in this book. It is a fable called "The Fox and the Stork." A fable is a story that teaches a lesson. The new sound this week is the long o sound made by ow or oa. The new vocabulary words are:

Questions of the Week
Monday - List 5 words with the long o sound.
Tuesday - What is your favorite snack?
Wednesday - List 5 words that rhyme with low.
Thursday - What would you do with $20.
Friday - List the people in your family.

In math this week, we will be doing more place value and exploring weight and volume. We will also be doing greater than and less than. We do these everyday as we take lunch count so greater than and less than should be really easy. Please continue to work with time and money at home as the opportunity arises. I am going to start paying the kids with play money this week. Then we can open the bank. They learn to trade coins and to count how much money they have. I will pay for all kinds of things like finished work, finished homework, good behavior, etc. I hope this will help us learn more about money.

Spelling seemed to pick up this week. I set the timer for 10 minutes and they can do nothing but practice spelling. It isn't very fun but the stamps and markers didn't seem to be working. They weren't concentrating on the spelling of the words when they were doing those activities. It was fun but not too beneficial!!!

We had a really good week back at school. The kids just came in and went to work. This is such a good class. Their reading scores were so good. It makes it such a pleasure to go to work.

Have a great week!

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