Room 15 Mrs. Granahan 2018 - 19


Grasshopper Class
October 15-19, 2018

Say or sing the ABC's
  We always start our letters at the top!
Tracing activities, cutting and gluing activities, Discuss writing paper - sky line, plane line, grass line and worm line.Writing lines and stopping at the correct line.  Writing the letters c,o, i,u,t, b, f, m, n.  and recognizing the sound each letter makes.  Please see hand outs in the going home folder for the current weeks letters and activities.

   Phonemic Awareness and Phonics:  counting words in a sentence,       rhyming words, beginning sounds in words, syllables

Journal Writing

High Frequency Words
we, the, name, a, I, can, am   
Please practice!   

Wonders Reading 
Essential Question:   How do animals move?
Stories: Pouch, The Tortoise and the Hare,  Fall and Halloween books 
Listening Comprehension:  Author, Illustrator Parts of a Book, characters, ask and answer questions
Vocabulary:   movement, excited, adventure, exhausted, arrived

  • Writing numbers, counting activitiies
  • Calendar activities:  months, days of the week, counting, using a ten frame, bundles of ten
  • Math test sometime this week on counting and numbers!
        Thanks for reading and turning in the reading sheets.  It is so important to 
        read every night with your child.  Please practice reading fluency by 
        practicing the letter fluency sheets sent home in your child's going home
        folders.  The Read-a-Thon Fundraiser has begun.  Please continue to                  complete and return you sheets as well as record the number of minutes              you read on-line.  See the Read-a-Thon memo sent home last week.
        "The more we practice the better we get!"
        Thank you.            

Specialists Schedule
10/15  Day 1    Gym with Mrs. Bennett
10/16  Day 2     Library with Mrs. Simkus  
10/17  Day 3     SEL (Social Emotional Learning) with Mrs. Forte
10/18  Day 4     Art with Ms. Simms
10/19   Day 5    Mindfulness with Ms. Casillo

Calendar Events: 

October 15    Read-a-thon until the 22nd 
October 16    Scholastic Book Orders due
October 26    Pink out day
October 29    Pumpkin Hunt at school
October 31    Harvest Parade  

Center Work:

ELA (English Language Arts) :   push pin sight words, teacher directed group, listen and respond to stories, computer, matching upper and lower case letters pumpkin/apple book, 
Math:  counting  dice activities, Chicka, chicka stem activity with blocks, writing numbers activities, play dough numbers and counting

Other notes: Volunteers needed for the fire department field trip.  Siblings are welcome.  We will be walking.  You must have a CORI check on file!

I can be reached by e-mail at or by sending a note in with your child in their going home folders. 

We will continue to work on routines and rules of the classroom.  Our motto is "The more we practice the better we get!"  and to remember to have a mindful body to show respect for our classmates and the teachers.  We have begun independent center work.  We will get better each day.

Helpful Class Links:   Go to the website, look under student and you will find these helpful links to practice and learn new skills!
Tumblebooks:   fiction and non-fiction stories (user name:  amchaffee      password:  books)
Starfall - Literacy and math activities
Fun activities for the brain
Fun literacy and math activities