# This Week

## April 16

•This week the children will be working on the letters ‘K’ and ‘Q’. The children will learn how to write the letters and about the sounds that they make!

•In math, we will be using positional words to describe real world shapes.

• In science, we will be learning all about plants. We will focus specifically on the parts of a flower and what flowers need to grow.

Sight Words: All, Have ,Who, Was, For, It , Not His, Had, This, Her, Up, And, What, Put, Am, Will, In, Look, On, You, Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## April 9

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘W’. The children will learn about the letter ‘w’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, we will be identifying, naming, and describing spheres, cubes, cylinders and cones.

• In science, we will be learning all about goats. We will focus on the diet, habitat and body parts of a goat. We will support our study by reading many different versions of The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

Sight Words: Who, Was, For, It , Not His, Had, This, Her, Up, And, What, Put, Am, Will, In, Look, On, You, Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## March 26

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘V’. The children will learn about the letter v’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be introducing three-dimensional shapes.

•This week we will be reading many different versions of Jack and the Beanstalk. This classic story provides the children with the opportunity to discuss story elements.

Sight Words: for

It , Not His, Had, This, Her, Up, And, What, Put, Am, Will, In, Look, On, You, Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## March 19

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘V’. The children will learn about the letter v’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be comparing two-dimensional shapes.

•This week we will be reading many different versions of Little Red Riding Hood. This classic story provides the children with the perfect opportunity to discuss story elements. To end the week we will be reading a fractured fairy tale.

Sight Words: It & Not

Him, Had, This, Her, Up, And, What, Put, Am, Will, In, Look, On, You, Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## March 12

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘P’. The children will learn about the letter p’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will identify hexagons and rectangles. They will use the vocabulary words ‘vertex’ and ‘side’ to describe the shapes.

•This month the children wil be completing a literacy study on fairy tales and fables. We will spend the week reading many different versions of The Three Little Pigs.

This classic story provides the children with the perfect opportunity to discuss story elements. To end the week we will be reading a fractured fairy tale.

This & Her, Up, And, What, Put, Am, Will, In, Look, On, You, Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## March 5

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘M’. The children will learn about the letter m’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will Identify triangles and rectangles. They will use the vocabulary words ‘vertex’ and ‘side’ to describe the shapes.

•This month the children will be completing a literacy study on fairy tales. We will spend the week reading many different versions of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. To end the week we will be reading a fractured fairy tale. This classic story provides the children with the perfect opportunity to discuss opposites.

Sight Words: This & Her

Up, And, What, Put, Am, Will, In, Look, On, You, Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## February 26

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘N’. The children will learn about the letter n’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will identify circles and squares. They will use the vocabulary words ‘curve’, ‘vertex’ and ‘side’ to describe the shapes.

•In celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, we will be reading many of his fun and silly literary works. We will also spend some time learning about his life and love for rhyming.

## February 12

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘R’. The children will learn about the letter r’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will practice counting to 100 by ones and tens.

•Our theme this week, will cover the topics of love and friendship. We will discuss what it means to be a friend and the ways that we can show love.

Sight Words: What Put, Am, Will, In, Look, On, You, Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## February 5

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘R’. The children will learn about the letter r’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be learning how to model, count and write the number 20. They will also practice counting to 100 by ones and tens.

•In science, we will be studying the season of winter. We will be making discoveries about snow and snowmen. Our snow unit will be supported by the Snowmen At Night book series.

•The children will be forming –ug family words.

Sight Words: Put Am , Will, In, Look, On, You, Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## January 29

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘B’. The children will learn about the letter b’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be learning how to model, count and write the numbers 18 through 19. They will practice composing and decomposing teen numbers.

•For our math test, review counting up to 19. Practice adding numbers to 10 to create numbers 11 through 19. For example, 10 + 4 = 14.

•In science, we will be studying penguins. We are going to focus on their life cycles, predators and their prey.

•We will also be completing a short unit of study on groundhogs in honor of Groundhog Day.

Sight Words: Am & Will In, Look, On, You, Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## January 22

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘U’. The children will learn about the letter u’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be learning how to model, count and write the numbers 15 through 17. They will practice composing and decomposing teen numbers.

•In science, we will be studying a variety of arctic animals including the polar bear, walrus, harp seal and arctic fox. Throughout the week, the children will be learning about the special features of these animals that help them to stay warm.

•The children will be learning how to build In - Family words such as bin, win and tin.

Sight Words: InLook, On, You, Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## January 15

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘H’. The children will learn about the letter h’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be learning how to model, count and write the numbers 11 through 14. They will practice composing and decomposing teen numbers.

•This week we are going to be continuing our literacy study on Pete the Cat.

Sight Words: Look On, You, Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## January 8

•Later this week the children will be working on the letter ‘H’. The children will learn about the letter h’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be exploring subtraction. They will be writing subtraction sentences using the minus(-) and equals(=) symbols.

•This week we are going to complete a literacy study on Pete the Cat.

Sight Words: On & You Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## January 1

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘E’. The children will learn about the letter E’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be exploring subtraction. They will be writing subtraction sentences using the minus(-) and equals(=) symbols.

•This week we are going to complete a short literacy study on the work of Jan Brett. Specifically we will focus on The Mitten and The Hat. We are going to compare the characters, plots and settings between the two stories. The children will also work on retelling the stories using ordinal numbers (first, second) to describe the sequence of events.

•Sight Words: Went, Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## December 18

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘F’. The children will learn about the letter F’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be exploring subtraction. They will be writing subtraction sentences using the minus(-) and equals(=) symbols.

•We will be continuing to read many different versions of the Gingerbread Man. The focus this week, will be on making comparisons between the plots, characters and settings of the stories we are reading as compared to the traditional gingerbread stories.

•As Christmas approaches, we will be learning about the story of The First Christmas.

•Sight Words: Like, He, She, Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## December 11

•This week the children will be continuing to work on the letter ‘T’. The children will learn about the letter T’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be continuing to explore addition within 10.

•This week we will be reading many different versions of the Gingerbread Man.

•Sight Words: He, She

Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## December 4

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘T’. The children will learn about the letter T’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be exploring addition. They will be writing addition sentences using the plus(+) and equals(=) symbols.

•In science, the children will be learning all about hibernation. We will specifically focus on the hibernating habits of black bears, snakes, frogs, raccoons and turtles.

•Sight Words: Go, My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## November 27

•This week the children will be continuing to work on the letter ‘I’. The children will learn about the letter ‘I’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be exploring addition. They will be writing addition sentences using the plus(+) symbol.

•In social studies, the children will be learning all about families.

•The children will be building An - Family words such as can, man, and fan.

•Sight Words: My, An, Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## November 20

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘I’. The children will learn about the letter ‘I’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be comparing two numbers between 1 and 10.

•In social studies, the children will be learning about Thanksgiving.

•Sight Words: Is, Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## November 13

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘L’. The children will learn about the letter ‘L’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be comparing two numbers between 1 and 10.

•In science, the children will be learning about turkeys!

•Sight Words: Has, We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## November 6

•This week the children will be continuing to work on the letter ‘S’. The children will learn about the letter ‘S’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be learning about the ways to make 10.

•In social studies, the children will be learning about what it means to be thankful.

•Sight Words: We, Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## October 30

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘S’. The children will learn about the letter ‘S’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be reviewing how to model, count and write the numbers 6 - 9.

•In science, the children will making comparisons between apples and pumpkins.

•Sight Words: Can, Be, At, The, See, A, I

## October 23

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘D’. The children will learn about the letter ‘D’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be learning how to model, count and write the numbers 8 and 9.

•In science, the children will making discoveries about pumpkins. They will be learning all about the life cycle of a pumpkin.

•Sight Words: Be, At, The, See, A, I

## October 16

•This week the children will be continuing to work on the letter ‘A’. The children will learn about the letter ‘A’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be learning how to model, count and write the numbers 6 through 8.

•In science, the children will making discoveries about pumpkins. They will be learning all about the parts of a pumpkin.

•The children will be learning how to build At - Family words such as cat, hat, and mat.

•Sight Words: At, The, See, A, I

## October 9

•This week the children will be working on the letter ‘A’. The children will learn about the letter ‘A’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

•In math, the children will be reviewing Chapter 2 for their math test.

•In science, the children will be channeling their inner scientist as they study the human skeleton. We will be learning the proper names of certain bones and their functions. The children will specifically learn about the phalanges, skull, patella, ribs and scapula.

Sight Word of the Week: The, See, I, A

## October 2

• This week we will be working on the letter ‘G’. The children will learn about the

letter ‘G’, including how to write the letter and the sound that it makes!

• In math, we will be comparing sets of objects through matching and counting.

Both methods help us to compare sets of objects to see if they have the same

number of objects, more objects or less objects.

• In science, we will be learning about nocturnal animals. Specifically bats, owls,

raccoons, and fireflies.

• Throughout the month we will be learning about the season of fall.

Sight Words: See, A, I

## September 25

• This week we will be finish our study of the letter ‘C’. Later in the week, the children will learn about the letter ‘O’, including how to write the letter ‘O’ and the sound that it makes!

• In math, we will be focusing on counting, modeling, writing the number 5. Then the children will be learning about the ways to make 5.

• For the next two weeks, the children will be learning all about apples! They will learn about three different types of apples including Granny Smith Apples, Golden Delicious Apples, and Red Delicious Apples. Our exploration will focus on the parts of an apple and their functions.

Sight Words: I, A