This week in L.A. we will be studying the following sounds: ar, ir, er, ur, w, and wh. When practicing the /ar/ sound students will remember to make a hook with their fingers like a pirate for the sound. The /er/ /ir/ /ur/ all contain the same sound but with different spellings. The students will learn the following statement to help with memorization: “Her First Nurse Works Early”. The last two sounds /w/ and /wh/ the w is a hard sound and /wh/ is a soft (whisper) sound.
We will continue to discuss responsibility and what does it mean through various stories, role playing and writing activities.
Sight words for the week are as follows:
six, jump, out, its
The following words are from sounds that were introduced last week.
The students did a nice job last week working on their word poems about an animal of their choice. This week we will be focusing on writing about a topic of their choice for informational text. Since we have been discussing responsibility, the students will be drafting a short paragraph about what it means to be responsible.
This week in math we will be studying various math concepts. We will be using apples to divide in half, creating pictographs with our apple seeds and creating simple addition sentences using our seeds. We will also be using touch math to work out simple addition sentences.
We will be visiting the church on Tuesday to discuss who is present during mass. Mass is like a foretaste for Heaven. When the priest is blessing the body and blood of Christ a little piece of Heaven comes to mass. In church we will get a better look at the altar, tabernacle, and practice genuflecting. The students will then come back to the classroom and work together to create a mural of what happens at the altar during mass.
As we continue to discuss “Our Families” in S.S we will be finishing up our shoe box project and discussing families then and now. We will be taking a look at different modes of transportation families use to get around as well as recognizing how household items have changed over time. Students will experiment with cups and string to see how telephones worked in the past.
In ties with Religion, we will be cutting a plant to observe how we can become more aware of God’s constant care. We will be planting seeds and observing how they grow.
* Fun Run is this Friday, make sure your child has a well balanced breakfast and lunch so that they may run their little hearts out.
* Library books are due back to school every Wednesday.
* Apples need to be turned in by Friday, September 16
* Reading trails due September 30….October trail will be handed out that day for fall break.