Reading this week: We will be doing an author study on Kevin Henkes. We will be covering plot using B,M, E and Somebody Wanted But So Then....We will also be working on asking and answering questions in informational text by reading a short biography on Kevin Henkes. We are beginning to work in guided reading groups this week as well while children go through Daily 5 stations.
Letterland: This week we will begin our first unit in Letterland. Short and long vowels (open and closed syllables).
Math: Place Value! We are continuing working on number sense by learning about the value of each digit in a 3 digit number. They will be expected to draw three digit numbers using proof drawings. They will also be expected to write numbers in word form, standard form, and expanded form. We will have a test on this on Friday.
Social Studies: We will be covering the three branches of government.
Writing: We will continue working on writing descriptive sentences making sure our sentences have a who, what and describing words as well. Capitals at the beginning and punctuation at the end....please help by having them correct when you see work come home without...Ty! We will be learning about the writing process next week and writing our personal narratives....
HW: Formal homework will begin next week. They will be expected to do some activities for Letterland, read nightly, Math, and there will also be optional extension activities....HW will go home on Monday and will be turned in on Friday. Please encourage them not to go ahead in Math because the hw will be an extension of what they learned in class that day.