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Ariana Tzeng
ariana.tzeng@jeffco.k12.co.us

#### This Week's News

Focus this week: sequencing

Trick word: by, my

• This week we learned about sequencing.  We talked about this earlier in the year but touch on it again to understand the importance of sequencing in sentences, stories, math, and life!
• We sequenced books, sentences, and pictures, numbers, months, and events.
• We did a before and after worksheet to practice sequencing.  Look for it in the Friday Folder!

In Math This Week:

• We Make 10 Go Fish.
• We practiced the concept of short and long with construction paper strips.  Check your Friday Folder for this!
• We discussed the concept of weight.  Look for our worksheet about heavier or lighter.
• We sorted equations into the piles of true or false, depending on if they made ten or not.

In Writing This Week:

• We did a handwriting sheet practicing our new trick word, my.  Check for it in the Friday Folder.
• We wrote about about sequencing cards and put a story in order.
• We wrote about our circus act.  Have your child tell you what they performed in front of the class!
• Keep writing in your home journals!

In Science This Week:

• We finished our new science unit, We Go Together.
• We used the research you gathered and printed at home to help us write our animal reports.  We shared them with the class and can't wait to share them at home!

Second Step:

• We have gone over all Second Step lessons and will review them as necessary!
• Please keep up with practicing:

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

*Trick words: the, a, and, are, to, is, his, as, has, was, he, she, we, be, me, I, you, they, or, for, of, have, from, by, my

• 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

5/20 Ralston Elevation Gain 5k

5/21 Circus Day

5/22 Zoo Field Trip (bring a sack lunch)

5/23 Beach Day/Ice Cream Day (bring a beach towel and a book from home)

5/24 Last Day of School 1:00 release (picnic on the field and bring a sack lunch or purchase Guido's pizza)

#### Notes From the Teacher

Quote of the week: "I went to the Cher concert in Las Vegas. You know not many kids get to do that Ms. Tzeng." -Dasen

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