Writing: Our focus this month is on writing conventions. We are learning to use and spell sight words correctly when we write with an emphasis on writing in complete sentences. Putting spaces in the right places is an important part of a complete sentence, as is putting punctuation at the end of each sentence. One of the things you will hear me say OFTEN during writing is, "Put a dot at the end of your thought!" to remind students to use punctuation.
Initial letter sounds: Now that we know how to say the first sound we hear in a word (phoneme isolation), we can match that sound to a letter to say, find, or write the letter.
•Letters and sounds: This month, our letters are: Hh, Tt, Ii, Ss, Mm, Nn, Cc, Oo, Bb, Pp, Ff, Aa, Qq, Uu, Kk, Ll, Ww, Vv, Dd, Rr, Ee, Jj,
Heres a sample video for letter Bb. You will find a video on youtube.com for EVERY letter and we will watch them all!)
Sight Words we have learned:
I, is, to, has, the, see, and, with
Reading Comprehension Strategy: Sequencing a story using words and/or pictures.
We will learn signal words to help us re-tell in sequence: first, next, then, last
Science: There is no science unit this month so we are extending our health unit on the 5 Senses to learn more about how our senses help us!
Health: We are in the middle of our third health unit which is called Good Food! It is all about making healthful food choices!
- Name and describe 2D (flat) and 3D (solid) shapes. Students need to be able to name the following 3D shapes: cone, cube, cylinder sphere and describe their attributes. See the GREAT video below!
- Describe the relationship between flat and solid shapes, such as: cubes have 6 squares, or a rectangle can make a cylinder.
- Measurement: Compare the length and weight of objects using various strategies (balance scales, non-standard measurement units such as cubes to measure the length of objects.)
- Counting BEYOND 30!!!