Week of November 1st-5th, 2010

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Friday, November 5, 2010

Reading:   During  our Reading/Literacy block, we focused on making connections to self and text with the story, Jonathan and his Mother. We read the Big Book, Move and discussed what a verb is.  We pantomime various verbs and animals, such as waddle-penguin, slithering-snake, swinging-gibbon, diving-dolphin and leap-frog. 

You may have heard your child coming home singing various songs and chants we do in class. These songs and chants help your child associate letters and their sounds in a catchy way. You can help us at home by asking your child what the sounds of various letters.

 Letter of the Week: was C -/K/ Hard C sound— We focused on a poem about a Clicking Camera and made the /k/ sound with the items that children bought to school.   

Math: In math this week we have been concentrating on counting objects and recognizing a set. We have been working really hard tagging and making sure we touch each item we count. We also been lining up the objects so we do not count an object twice.  The children worked in pairs to allow for children to begin to develop sharing and teamwork skills. Counting is a key skill to be successful in math. Children need to be able to count a certain number of objects.

Furthermore, we want children to be able to recognize a number on the dice without counting it. Any type of game using a dice will help with this skill. We will be working on other “dot” arrangements for these numbers. We want the children to be able to able to take their knowledge and apply it in other formats.

 We also worked on the Tricky Teen numbers, 11-19 and recognizing the numbers out of sequential order.   This is a very difficult concept for some students, so I do recommend that students practice at home.  Make a teen card set, from 11-19 and have your child arrange them in order and then name them.  Then mix up the cards and place them out of order and have your child identify them.  You may also want to have students find small objects to make a set with the teen numbers.

Homework Ideas: (Please send it in to share after it is complete, so we can celebrate your child’s hard work!)

 * Practice identifying the numbers 0-20 out of sequential order…ie. 7, 12, 14, 9, 13, 6

* Ask your child to tell you the –at, -an Word Family and have them write them out..at, cat, bat, sat, mat,…an, can, Dan, fan,

*Practice simple addition facts 0-9. Use beans as counters to help solve the problems. i.e. 2+3=

*Practice reading your 2 reading books in your red folder and your decodable books.


Just a few reminders:

1. Please have your child gather small items that start with the letter W/sound  for next week.  Please send them in the small brown paper bag.

2. On Wednesday, we will be making Wacky Waffles to celebrate the W sound. I will provide the waffles and I am requesting if donations of strawberries, bananas and whipped cream can be made. Thank-you!

3. No School on November 11th &12th for Veteran’s Day and Professional Development day for Teachers.

4. K.C.  our Traveling Teddy Bear will start going home with one student per week.  Please see the attached letter.

5. As the weather is getting much colder, please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately.  Coats, hats, gloves and scarves should be labeled with your child’s name.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Mrs. Piscitelli

Each child in the class will succeed to their greatest potential!

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