Saturday, March 24, 2012

Some Great Fun This Week...

This week we are moving into Unit 5 of Reading Street. The big question that the students will be focusing on is “How do people and things get from here to there?” This new unit will introduce the concept of transportation. In this section of Reading Street we anticipate that the students will be excited to talk about different forms of transportation they have seen in the community, on television, or the computer. We are eager to access prior knowledge to engage the students in the question of the week, “What are different ways of going places?” We know the children will have a lot of ideas before learning this lesson, and we plan to build on the student’s prior knowledge and experiences.

With our new unit comes six new transportation words plane, jetway, subway, tunnel, ferryboat, and sidecar! These words will be taught through the story Max Takes the Train and reinforced with pictures and a song.

The sight words this week are changing to yellow, blue, and green. It is unbelievable how many sight words your child has learned! Our word wall at school is filling up and we are very proud of the students. Thank you for continuing to practice with your child at home!

In math the students will review the concept of addition and the addition and equals symbols. Students will complete assignments that involve writing number sentences to match a given picture. Along with practicing these concepts, the students will review the number words one, two, three, four, and five. We encourage you to continue practicing addition at home with your children using stories, pictures, or a number line. All students will learn addition differently. Therefore, we are providing many different ways to teach addition to meet your child’s individual learning needs!

Due to our field trip the learning will continue in unique ways! We will have traditional learning and out of the box learning. Our field trip is Thursday (B day) and Friday. (A day) We look forward to seeing some of you this coming week!  The field trip will be a great way to start of your spring break with an exciting adventure to the children’s museum. School will be closed for spring break April 2-6. We look forward to seeing your child again Monday, April 9th!

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