Hi and Happy Weekend! The kids and I have still been trying to get over this nasty cold / flu bug. I hope everyone gets some rest and relaxation this weekend. It's hard to believe we're already at the end of January.
This coming week we will be continuing to practice letters, sounds, rhyming, real and nonsense words in Heggerty. We just took our Unit 7 test in Fundations yesterday, so next week we will do writing letters, words, and sentences review before we start Unit 8. Students will continue to listen to me read the first chapter book in the Dragon Slayer's Academy book series.
I completed testing all students in ESGI in Fundation and sight words this past week during Guided Reading Centers. This next week, I will assess students on listening to and answering questions about short stories to check for understanding, forming thoughts, and writing sentences. Students will also practice their reading skills by reading to class stuffed animals and to classroom reading partners. The children will listen to, read, and answer story questions on "RAZ Kids." The kids will be reading and writing short poems and stories.
The students will take part in recess, lunch, gym, music, computers, library, and art classes. We will continue our writing practice in Lucy Calkins in Unit 3 by writing about items we collect. In Everyday Math we will review our addition, subtraction, greater than, less than, equal to, and measuring skills using base 10 blocks, number grids, dice, white boards, dry erase markers, paper, and pencils. Students will be taking their Math Unit 5 Post Test and Unit 6 Pre Test.
In Social Studies, students will complete another "Scholastic News" magazine, continue Unit 4 in "Second Step," and review Habit 4 "Think Win Win" in "The Leader in Me." We will start Habit 5 this Friday, February 1st, "Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood" by hearing a story about listening to others first. In Science, we will continue to learn about our world around us. We will start our next Mystery Science Unit in the next couple weeks.
Just a little F.Y.I., I sent home a paper yesterday about the "Central Trojan Gala" in March. First Grade is creating a Disney basket that will be auctioned off at the gala. Information was sent home in the note and via an email from the school yesterday. I also sent home the January Scholastic Book Order yesterday. Online orders are due by next Wednesday, January 30th.
Have a nice, snowy weekend! Mrs. Zimmermann :)