This week we are continuing to work on our retelling skills. We will continue to use these skills as we retell via acting out The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We will also be stretching this skill to use it to retell what we read about in nonfiction books. This requires us to really think about what an author wants us to be learning about. We will be using the informative book Goats are Great.
This week’s featured Secret Story will be: Mama e. This is when Mama e hangs out at the end of a word and encourages a vowel to proudly speak up with their name, such as in words like “game”, “home”, and “fine”.
We will be writing about our opinions in response to some fun prompts. We will be focusing on including a reason when we share our opinion.
In math, we will be extending our work with numbers 0-10 to include a more concentrated focus on comparing amounts. This work is crucial to developing a strong foundational number sense.
Conferences are approaching. Keep an eye out for the SignUp Genius being sent out this week, and please sign up at your earliest convenience. To prepare for this important, but fast paced meeting, please begin to make a list of any questions, concerns, or even just things you want to comment on. We have so little time to talk about your child specifically- I really want us to be able to maximize our time together.
The winter holidays are also approaching. I am thinking that we will do activity centers for our celebration, much like we did for Halloween. These would take place on our last day before Winter Break, Thursday the 20th of December. (We have not yet decided if our party will be in the morning or in the afternoon- I will keep you posted!) I could use some parents to run stations. I could also use some help gathering the following supplies:
* multicolored craft sticks (small)
* green SOLO style plastic cups
* glitter glue
Oasis Academy Student Council will be collecting brand new pajamas for our annual Scholastic Pajama Drive. All pajamas will be donated to local children in need. If you’re able, please donate a new pair of pajamas–we will accept donations through Thursday, December 13th.
10 minutes each night. Reading can include reading stories, the poems in the binder, sight words, and working on alphabet sounds and letter names (for strengthening fluency).
Remember, math should be done for 10 minutes.
Optional IXL objectives:
Monday- G.1 Are there enough?
Tuesday – G.2 Fewer and more – compare by matching
Wednesday- G.3 Fewer and more – compare by counting
Skills can be revisited and repeated to increase your child’s automaticity.