Hope everyone is inside on this beyond frosty morning! Our PEACE sit in on Friday was delayed due to machinery malfunction. Hoping to get our CD player positioned with an extension cord today!
Okay, folks this week we welcome the bossiest letter to invade our vowel helpers. Bossy r! R is in control when paired with a, e, i, o, or u. When r follows a vowel, the vowel is forced to change its sound. We will work on learning when ar, er, ir, or, and ur occur and when to use each in spelling words. Because or and ar make a different sound, they are easier to discriminate. The other three combinations er, ir, and ur can be difficult to determine when spelling words with the “r” sound. Examples: fir and fur—One has to be familiar with the definition to know which “r” to use. As we always discuss in class, the more reading you do, the more words you recognize and inquire about, making you a better scholar!!!!!!
Place Value will be our mathematics focus. Students will use unifix cube sticks (tens) and individual cubes (ones) to make numbers with tens and ones. We will also look at the placement of numerals that make up a number and determine if they hold the tens or ones place. Students will group objects and write the corresponding number according to tens and ones. Try writing two-digit numbers and having your child say which number represents the tens and which represents the ones.
M-A-P-S~~~~~~We will find our way around globes and maps! Terms to know: Symbols~ pictures that stand for areas of a map such as land, water, cities, and roads Cardinal directions~(North, South, East, and West)~~Map legend~list of shapes and symbols that explain what each stand for~~~Capital city~~where a state or national government is located.
Students must locate the USA, VA, RICHMOND, AND WASHINGTON D.C. on a map as well as know that Richmond is the capital of VA and Washington D.C. is the capital of the US. Ask about NEVER EAT SOUR WATERMELONS!
There is a conference evening slated for February 7th. At this time I would like to reserve that for “refresher” conferences. I will be contacting those that I would like to get together with at this time. However, I can always meet on other days for parents who would like to come in. We can work out a time separately, as we did for our hour conferences in the fall. So if you don’t hear from me, a conference is not needed on this end. 🙂
SNOW SHACKIN’ CONTINUES: What magnificent and creative snow shacks are being built in room 7! We have moved onto collecting tops now as our legos are all passed out. Some students are earning 4 and 5 at a time. That goes a long way when constructing a snow shack! Snow creations will be wrapped and sent home on the 31st! Working quietly without prompts to continue or refraining from chatting is a great way to earn SNOW SHACKIN’ materials. Keeping hands by your side in line and walking without sound is going to bring 5 reward pieces this week!
INSIDE OUT DAY IS FRIDAY! Wear your clothes turned inside out!
Thursday night, January 24 is STEAM night! Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics opportunities abound! See you there!
HOMEWORK: ~~~~WORD STUDY~~~~~~~(usual activities)
~~~~~~~~~~Choose 3 of your WORD STUDY words. Write a 5-7 word sentence with each. Use the paper included in your child’s folder. When you finish, total the words in all 3 sentences. Subtract 6. Write the equation with the answer on the back of your paper.
NO FRIDAY FOLDERS THIS WEEK~~~GRADED PAPERS WILL BE SENT HOME IN THE DOLPHIN FOLDER. It’s a short week AND we will be having fun Thursday night at STEAM night.