Weekly Overview for Sept.27-Oct. 1, 2010

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Room 101 News  
Friday, October 1, 2010

It’s hard to believe October is here. What an exciting week we’ve had in Room 101!

Reading: This week we read “Stellaluna” and created a Venn Diagram comparing birds to bats. Ask your child to tell you how these animals are alike and different. In our reading curriculum, we started a pet theme and had Pumpkin the Guinea Pig from Room 512 in our classroom. The students made a list of what things are needed to take care of a pet. 

                                 

Reader’s Response–stretching out sounds in our words…

The Letter we focused on was “S”and students bought in many items that we used during literacy time. We also sang “The S Song” which included our sight words,” I, Like “ and focused on foods that begin with the “S” sound.

Writing: During our Writing Workshop, students were given a sentence starter…..Stellaluna the Bat flew to_____. Students completed the sentences and drew wonderful illustrations of this story. During this time, I conference with each student to “stretch out the sound” of the words that they are using.

Math: This week we continued working on the four different shapes, circle, square, triangle and rectangle. During our math workshop, we graphed our shapes at the center, What’s in My Bag?. We made shape collages and used our math tubs with our pattern blocks.

Science: We read a Non-Fiction book, “Bats” and our Scholastic Newspaper, to do research about bats and learned more facts. We also played a bat game that explained what, echolocation is. Ask your child to explain it.

The children also had the opportunity to taste what bats eat. Our “Stellaluna Bat Snacks” included bananas, grapes, and raisins—yum!

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

*Activate you child’s schema(everything they already know!) about dinosaurs, then read a book about dinosaurs and ask what they added to their schema when you are done

*Go on a word hunt in a magazine or newspaper and cut out our high frequency words—I , like, the, we.

*Make a list of words that begin with “D” in nature

*Have your child count the coins in your purse or pocket, and then have them pick out the pennies

Ask Your Child….
To Sing “The “S” song

Just a few reminders:

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

2. Please review the Snack Schedule for October.

Kindest Regards,

Mrs. Piscitelli

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