Reading: Our lessons this week were focused on using what we already know from Fundations lessons to help us sound out words such as closed syllables, digraphs, and blends. We also worked on reading through the beginning, middle, and ends of words. We spent an additional day focusing on word endings, connecting this strategy back to our work on suffixes.
Writing: We worked on developing a list of how to features that include:
- an appropriate “How To” Title
- a list of materials
- numbered steps
- transition words
- pictures that match each step
- a warning or tip
Math: Our place value work was connected to working with money this week. We worked on using dollars, dimes, and pennies to show several different ways to make an amount of money. We also continued to work with cross number puzzles.
Social Studies: We began a unit called Me on the Map. This unit will ensure that your child understands the difference between a town, state, country, and continent. We began this unit by focusing on our own address. The goal for the end of the lesson was for kids to be able successfully write their home address in the appropriate format. This is a great skill to keep practicing at home!
Fundations: Fundations this week was a big review of all of the work with suffixes since this is such an important spelling skill to master. We also have begun working with multisyllabic words.
Second Step: In Second Step we talked about causes and effects of our actions. Kids participated in this lesson by giving examples of a time when another person caused them to feel a certain way (either a good or a bad feeling).
How can you figure out how many syllables a word has? How many syllables are in the word fantastic? butterfly? ring?
What is our full address?
How can you use place value to find the fewest dollars, dimes, and pennies for an amount of money?
Tell me an example of a time when someone else made you feel happy/sad/proud/excited.
Dates to Remember:
November 17th- Picture Retake Day
November 19th 2:25- In School Book Fair Time
November 24th- Town Forest Field Trip