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Saturday, April 11, 2015

We had a great week coming back from Spring Break!  We read stories about Earth Day and ways that we can take care of the Earth.  Our new popcorn words were: say, away, play, they.  We have been working on r blends such as br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr, in our phonemic awareness program.  The students have also been doing more journal writing.  It is so exciting to see what great writers they are becoming!  In math we have moved on to subtraction fluency for our weekly fluency tests.  We started this week with -0 and then will move on to -1, and -2.  During centers we continue to practice addition and subtraction and are also working on sorting and classifying.  The students have been busy practicing their songs for their upcoming musical on May 28th at 7:00 p.m.  Here is the link to the music so they can practice at home as well-
Also, I wanted to let you know that Miss Ashley Austin will be our classroom aide for the rest of the year.  The students still see Miss Lori around school, but she was needed in another kindergarten classroom.     
                                                                A Peek At Next Week
                                                               Reading: Seeds and Plants
Phonemic Awareness: letter naming, rhyming, onset fluency, blending, identifying final and medial sounds, segmenting, adding & deleting phonemes, substituting phonemes, language awareness.
                   Math: addition, subtraction practice and fluency and sorting and classifying
                                           Handwriting: review & writing sentences 
                                                Popcorn Words: eat, please, want, with
                                       Jolly Phonics: review sounds and work on short vowel word families.
                                                Library: Mondays (book return/check out) & Thursdays
                                                                              Art: Tuesdays
                                                                              Music: Fridays
                                                                       Gym & Recess: Everyday
                                                                Things to review and practice: 
Phonics: recognition & sounds of the letters s, a, t, i, p, n, c, k, e, h, r, m, d, g, o, u, l, f, b, j, ai, oa, ie, ee, or, z, w, v, y, x, oo, ch, sh, ng, th, qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar
Popcorn words: a, I, it, in, see, big, my, like, up, run, at, on, we, me, am, did, not, is, can, but, to, too, ran, into, for, little, and, yes, no, go, so, the, you, down, he, she, be, our, here, out, get, help, now, look, good, jump, will, have, must, one, two, three, four, five, said, this, that, new, soon, went, come, do, all, there, who, what, where, say, away, play, they
                                                                     Read together :)                                         
                                           Reminders: Thank you for the glue sticks that many of you sent in!