Week 21- Desert Adaptations (and some Valentine fun!)

February 11, 2019 by Miss Morrison

This week, we continue to study the desert habitat with more of a focus on adaptations. We have great nonfiction books to help us do this! We will continue to practice sharing facts from our reading. We will also be making comparisons and connections between texts about the same topic.

We will be starting our shape unit in math this week. Our unit will begin with an exploration of 2D, flat shapes. We will discuss their characteristics as well as where we see them in real life. We will also continue to build our familiarity and fluency with teen numbers as this is an extremely important foundational skill for our young students.

Our Research Project continues with us diving deeper into our group texts. This week will begin with a focus on their animal’s habitat, including both the living and nonliving things found there.

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day with some fun stations. Please plan to purchase or make valentines cards for your child to share.  There is no need to address the Valentine to any child, just have your child sign the from section and they can pass them out without trying to match names. If they want to write something in the “To:” spot, please have them write friend, pal, or buddy. The children will be decorating bags to collect valentines from classmates at one of our party stations. Thank you for your help! 

MATH GAMES

Your child will be bringing home a set of mini erasers and a couple of game boards on Thursday. Please keep these handy. Your child will be able to use these materials to play fun math games that reinforce important math skills. I will occasionally send home a new game to add to your collection. When I send a new game home, I will have a note in that week’s blog post.

HOMEWORK

Reading:

10 minutes each night. Reading can include reading stories, their printed take home books, the poems in the binder, and sight word fluency.

Math:

Remember, math should be done for 10 minutes each night. 

Monday- V.1 Name the two-dimensional shape

Tuesday- V.5 Select two-dimensional shapes

Wednesday- V.6 Count sides and corners

Thursday- V.7 Compare sides and corners