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Friday, September 12, 2014

This week we read the story, My Friends, by Taro Gomi.  We learned the vocabulary words: creature, imitate, companion, & explore.  The new popcorn words we learned were I & it.  In Jolly Phonics we learned the sounds that i & p make and started making words using the letters s, a, t, i, p. We practiced building stamina for "read to self" and talked about another center of daily 5, "listen to reading".  The students learned how to use the listening center in our classroom and also worked on one of our computer reading programs, The Imagination Station.  In math we worked on printing numbers 1-5 and counting objects to 5 with 1-1 correspondence.  
                                                          A Peek At Next Week 
Reading: Friends at School
Vocabulary: enjoy, gooey, container, scrumptious
Phonemic Awareness: letter recognition, rhyming, beginning sounds, ending sounds, adding & deleting phonemes, compound words, language awareness
Math: Comparing and Ordering Numbers 1-5
Handwriting: Ll & printing numbers 0-5
Popcorn Words: in, see
Jolly Phonics: n, c, k
Library: Mondays (book return/check out) and Thursdays

Art: Tuesdays
Music: Wednesdays and Fridays
Gym & Recess: Everyday
Things to review and practice: 
Phonics: recognition & sounds of the letters s, a, t, i, p
                                                       Read together :)
Reminders: We have snack time every morning for 10 minutes.  Students can bring one healthy snack to eat. Healthy snacks include fruit, vegetables, cheese, crackers, goldfish, pretzels, popcorn, yogurt.  Anything containing nuts, chocolate or potato chips are not allowed.  Please keep the snack separate from your child's lunch.  
Please check and empty green folders every night.  Scholastic book orders are due September 19th.