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Friday, March 14, 2014

This week in reading, we explored text features of nonfiction books.  The students made connections to help them understand nonfiction books such as A Day With A Doctor and A Day With A Mail Carrier.
The new vocabulary words that came from these stories were: healthy, prevent, load & important.  The new popcorn words we learned were soon, went, & come.  Our phonemic awareness program focused on l- blends such as bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl.  We also worked on short i word families such as -ip & -ing.  The students are writing in journals and learning to check their work for beginning with a capital letter, ending punctuation, spaces between words, neatness and if the writing makes sense.  In math we are working on addition and subtraction.  We will solve problems within 10 and students are expected to show fluency with facts within 5. 
 A Peek At Next Week
Reading: St. Patrick's Day stories
Vocabulary we have learned: creature, imitate, companion, explore, generous, nuisance, energetic, exhausted, soar, tangled, snooze, drowsy, pedestrian, passenger, eager, enormous,  assortment, enjoy, gooey, container, scrumptious, whirl, scramble, determined, proud, snatch, furious, comfort, welcome, allow, frustrated, decide, practice, slam, filthy, concerned, moan, enormous, observe, patient, scoop, uncomfortable, comfortable, wade, mend, cozy, straight, evening, complete, various, edge, fits, cupboard, amusing, upset, grin, stuck, unpleasant, pleasant, crowded, uncrowded, doubtful, confident, courageous, persistent, glance, peer, collide, disappointed, signal, pursue, disappear, warn, healthy, prevent, load, important
Word Families: review short i (-it, -in, -ip, -ing)
Phonemic Awareness: review digraph sounds wh, ch, sh, th & l-blends bl, cl, fl,gl, pl, sl: rhyming, onset fluency, blending, identifying medial sounds, segmenting, substituting, adding phonemes, deleting phonemes, language awareness
Math: addition and subtraction, fluency of addition facts (+2)counting by 5's
Handwriting: practicing and reviewing all letters & numbers
Popcorn Word: do, all, there
Library: Mondays (book return/check out) and Wednesdays

Art: Tuesdays
Music: Thursdays and Fridays
Gym & Recess: Everyday
Things to review and practice: 
phonics: recognition & sounds of/making words with 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 (2 sounds), ch, sh,ng, th, qu, ou, oi, ue, er, ar 
Counting: forward from 1 and random numbers to 100 and backward from 20. Counting by 10's to 100. Counting by 5's to 100, Number formation, recognition, place value and counting objects #1-20,
Practice 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, go, no, so, the, you, down, he, she, be, our, here, out, get, help, now, look, good, jump, will, have, must, one, two, three, four, nine, said, this, that, new, soon, went, come
Read together :)