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In Reading This Week:

 Focus this week: Digraphs

 Trick work: was

  • We learned that a digraph is when two consonants come together to make one sound: i.e. ch, sh, wh, th
  • We played digraph match, digraph dab (look in the Friday folder for this), and blends and digraphs sorting. 
  • We also made thumb pictures.  See your child's in their Friday Folder.

In Math This Week:

  • We continued our BUILD centers
  • We played tic tac toe addition and subtraction
  • We played color and shape bingo
  • We made tiny teen number books
  • We practiced our understanding of addition and subtraction story problems and made a class book of who took the cookie from the cookie jar. 
  • We practiced writing our numbers 1-20 and writing subtraction equations with a picture.

In Writing This Week: 

  • For Valentine's day we made a valentine
  • We practiced our new trick word: was
  • We each picked an animal digraph and described the animal. Some choices were: whale, cheetah, shark, and fish

In Science This Week:

  • We discussed how the sun gives heat and light to earth. Then with a globe and a flashlight we observed what happens during 24 hours. 
  • We discussed the four seasons and how sunshine makes the seasons. Then we completed a summer and winter worksheet.  Look for this in the Friday Folder!

Second Step:

  • No Second Step this week

In The Friday Folder:

  • Math homework and family letter
  • Book Bags
  • Info on Ralston Gala
  • Jump Rope for Heart flyer

*Practice letter formation and sounds: t, b, f, m, n, i, u, c, o, a, g, d, s, e, r, p, j, h, l, k, v, w, x, y, qu, z

*Read nightly to develop a love for reading. Read to your child, listen to him/her read, and provide a chance to just have some time alone with a good book! DON'T FORGET TO ASK YOUR CHILD WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE STORY! :) You can keep track of reading on the reading calendar

*Trick words: the, a, and, are, to, is, his, as, has, was

  • After we learn the trick word of the week, your child should be able to write and read that word. Help your child succeed at this by making flash cards for all of our sight words. Review these often so your child feels confident when these words appear in reading and writing!

*Homework will be an extension of what is learned in class, and will be communicated by the teacher via the class website. The homework assignments will be meaningful, purposeful, and aligned to classwork. We believe homework should be flexible in order to respond to the needs of the students. Therefore, you will not see the exact same assignments on a weekly basis. Some homework may be more skill based, where children are practicing the things they have learned to become more fluent in them (letter sounds, reading, sight words, counting) or to refine skills (letter formation, correcting errors noticed in class.) Other assignments are project based and involve taking our class learning to a place we couldn't in the classroom (individual timeline projects). If classwork is unfinished, that will be homework as well and you will see it in the child's Friday Folder. Thanks for helping your child set up routines for completing and valuing school assignments.


 

Calendar

2/20 No School-President's Day

2/21 Math homework due

        Book bags due

Wish List

Lakeshore Pop and Add to 20 Game

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Quote of the Week

"I guess my shoe isn't a good place to keep my chocolate safe." -Kensington (with melted chocolate on her foot)

The Tooth Fairy came to visit!