Thursday, October 13, 2016

Week of October 17 - 21, 2016

Week of October 17-21

Here’s a peek at next week!

Phonics Family Words: make, day, rain, name, made, which, many, some, would, her
Phonics- Long A (long a-e, ai, ay)

Reading: Daily 5 implementation with emphasis on asking and answering questions about details in texts. What was the main idea? How can I retell the story? (5 finger retell, details in sequence, conclusion) Comprehension strategy: story map. We will compare and contrast fiction and non fiction texts with a focus on fall texts. 

L.Arts: Sentence correction: focus (capitalization, punctuation, plural/possessive noun, personal pronouns) 
Writing Workshop: Working on crafting our teaching booklets. What am I an expert at? When I write I keep the reader in mind. We are learning that we teach with our pictures as well. How can I add labels, zoom in and write words on my pictures to teach as well?
Math: We will work on doubles, making ten, combining numbers, and part part whole fluency. We will continue with addition strategies and addition fluency. 
Review ideas of commutative property, zero property of addition, counting on and adding doubles. 
Science: Magnets (What are they? How do they work? What will stick to them?)

1. Study phonics family words and words! (Try out Spelling City) 
2. Pumpkin Reading Passage
3. Math sheet - Identify various addition strategies
4. Read – guided reading book, library book, RAZ Kids – Practice 5 finger retell

Check Spelling City out to practice your phonics family words!

We are gearing up and getting excited about our book character projects! Please see handout next week for more information!

If you are interested in a conference led by your student, please make sure that you sign up on the google survey. You may sign up for a time in-person, choose an e-mail conference, or allow me to contact you if I feel the need. Thank you for your partnership in your child’s learning!

Snack Reminders
-Please send a healthy snack {low in sugar} to school with your child every day (no nuts, please).
-Due to having 5 minutes for snack time, please send in only one snack.
-Please only send a small water bottle for your child to have with his/her snack.
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Upcoming Events
Report Cards Go Home – October 14th
RBES PTO - October 18th at 6:30
DA$H (run and sponsor cards due) – October 21st
All Pro Dad Breakfast (3rd-5th grade dads) – October 24th
Book Character Fair (Students and Staff) – October 28th
Daylight Savings Time Ends – October 6th
Teacher Workday and Election Day (No School for Students) – November 8th
Can-a-Thon – October 31 – November 11
Thanksgiving Feast – November 11

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful activities! Most of them contribute to the development of their perception. I personally think this could help them out when they get older and continue their studies in middle and high schools. After all, reading and writing exercises are directly related to how you perceive the information. Many kids unfortunately have big problems with that, although they could always seek for professional writers (for instance at Essay Services Review). Although, I would personally recommend to take care of this in their early childhood.