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Friday, May 30, 2014

This week we finished up our Making Meaning and Michael Heggerty programs.  We also completed all 95 popcorn words for the year and now will continue to review and practice them.  We have done a lot of activities with color words.  The students have been busy writing in their journals and reading in guided reading groups with me.  It is amazing to see how far they have come!  In math we have continued to work on centers to review math concepts taught throughout the year.  This week students sorted 3d shapes, worked on missing number, practiced counting by 5's, addition, subtraction, starfall math and math apps on the iPad.  
                                                                A Peek At Next Week 
Reading: Zoo and zoo animals
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, useful, similar, repair, communicate, active, haul, switch, swiftly, prey, object, unusual, fact, assist, injure, recover, clever, wild, tame, creep, pounce, travel, transportation, depart, land, visible, entire, remarkable, future, wide, clear, construct, structure, pleased, soggy, unkind, kind
Phonemic Awareness: 3 letter s-blends scr, str, squ, spr, spl, review digraph sounds wh, ch, sh, th & l-blends bl, cl, fl,gl, pl, sl & r-blends br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, tr & s-blends sc, sk, sl, sm, sn, sp, st, sw, rhyming, onset fluency, blending, identifying final & medial sounds, segmenting, substituting, adding phonemes, deleting phonemes, language awareness, and word families
Math: addition and subtraction fluency, counting by 5's & 10's to 100
Handwriting: practicing and reviewing all letters & numbers
Popcorn Words: black, orange, white, brown
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, do, all, there, who, what, where, say, away, play, they, eat, please, want, with, came, make, ate, ride, was, saw, are, well, pretty, funny, under, find, blue, red, yellow, pink, 
black, orange, white, brown
                                                                  Read together :)