Sunday, January 17, 2010

Week 20

We are starting a new reading book this week. It is hard to believe that we are starting book 4 already. There is only one more left when we finish this one. You will notice a jump in reading level in this book. It seems much harder than the last one.

The book is called Time Together. Our story this week is "A Bed Full of Cats." The phonics sound is long e, made by e, ea, and ee. The new vocabulary words are:

Questions of the Week
Monday - Holiday
Tuesday - Whose birthday was yesterday?
Wednesday - List 5 words that rhyme with me.
Thursday - What is your favorite TV program?
Friday - List 5 words that have the long e sound.
Please have your child answer these questions. . .I don't mind if you help with spelling, etc. but they aren't learning if you are doing the work for them.

In math we are doing greater than and less than. This is an easy concept because we have done it every day with our lunch count. We will also do 'how much more'. This isn't as easy. We will work with probability and turn around facts (1+2, 2+1).

I had the pleasure of giving out 3 AR shirts this week. Congratulations to Shaymon, Jacob, and Abby. I am so pleased that reading has become an important part of our room. Many others are now wanting to attain that goal.

Spelling seems to have improved in the last 2 weeks. More are passing tests and moving up.

Thursday is the 100th day of school. We will do activities dealing with 100 most of the day. Please have your child bring a bag of 100 things. It can be whatever you choose. Counting to 100 is a state standard. Please have your child count the 100 things. They aren't learning it if you are doing it for them.

Have a great week.

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