Sunday, February 20, 2011

Week 25

This week we are reading a science fiction story called "My Robot". It is by Eve Bunting. The phonics lesson is c sounding like s as in cent. The new vocabulary words are:

Questions of the Week:
Monday - holiday
Tuesday - What did you do over your long weekend?
Wednesday - The first bathtub was installed in the White House in 1851. How many bathtubs are in your house?
Thursday - It is Wilhelm Grimm's birthday. What is your favorite fairy tale?
Friday - Use the word always in a sentence.

On Friday I taught the kids how to play a math game by using a deck of cards. Remove all face cards, jokers, and 10s. Lay out the cards in three rows of three cards each. Then pick up each partnership that adds up to 10. When you can make no more pairs, replace the missing cards to make the 3 by 3 grid. Keep going until you have picked up all the cards or can make no more moves. The kids loved it and it was great practice for addition facts of 10.

This week we will be measuring by centimeters, reviewing "What's My Rule?", and adding the quarter to our study of money.

The kids loved the Valentine Party. Thanks to all of you who stepped in to help. Wish I could have been there. I think I am finally on the mend. If only this cough would go away!!!

Congratulations to Race for earning her AR shirt. It does my heart good to see these kids pick up books and read. It will definitely help build our fluency skills, which is what we are judged on at the end of the year.

Have a great week!!!

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