Week 16 November 27th – December 1st Dear Parents,
I hope your Thanksgiving break was peaceful while you enjoyed time with your families. My family and I really enjoyed the time we shared with each other and with our extended families.
Our new phonograms for this week are ng, ea, aw, and au. The phonogram ‘au’ has a spoken clue – “not used”, because English words don’t end with “u”.
Our 15 focus phonograms for this week are:
ch ar p w a er sh ir j ou ai g d oo ay
In the Spalding section of our program, we are working to create meaningful oral sentences, learning about punctuation, identifying word usage as in nouns and verbs, and reading words. We also will continue to write in our Spalding notebooks. These valuable little books are a source of great pride for the students. Because these notebooks become our reading and spelling books, handwriting must be legible and clear. For that reason, we will continue to focus on the development of good letter formation.
For those students who did not get to recite their November poem last week, they will have a chance to do it this week.
In math, we will continue the application of written addition problems. It is at this time that flash card usage at home would be of great assistance to these little minds. We will also begin to write numbers 16 through 19. Please continue to work on number recognition with your child at home. The teens are especially hard for students at this time. Make sure that they have a solid foundation in the teens as we climb higher. Students might begin to mistakenly write 12 for 21. Our number recognition test will be on numbers 8 through 19.
In extended day, we will begin a unit on the weather.
Important dates to remember : December 1st – Spirit Day December 20th – Classroom Winter Parties @ 11am AND Early Release @ 12:15 December 21st – January 5th – Winter Break