This week we will continue to work on letter identification and letter sounds. We will work on the letter Tt and the sound /t/. When working with your child be cautious not to add an /u/ sound at the end. For example, the beginning sound of top would be /t/ not /tuh/. This is important when children learn to blend words together. We will also be continuing to work on our sight words of a and to. We will also be working on the sight word of the. This particular word seems to confuse some of the children. One thing you can do at home is play memory with the sight words by writing the words on index cards and have your child try to match them. In addition, when they find the match they would need to say the word. One of the most valuable things you can be doing with your child right now is simply reading to them. I would recommend taking your child to the library and having them choose some books and throughout the day or evening sit down and read with them. This promotes vocabulary development, fluent reading, comprehension, and word identification.
Almost all the children can write their name with a capital letter and lowercase letters; therefore, we are ready to move forward with writing words and sentences. This will take place whole group and during our small group time. All the children have writing journals, which we write in and we have been concentrating on drawing a picture to tell the story. The past few weeks the children have been coming up with their own topic to write about. Since we are ending Unit 1 in reading street we thought we would have the children answer the big question from the unit "How do we live, work, and play together?" In addition, the children will write about their favorite book from Unit 1.
In math, we will begin Chapter 3. First, thank you for completing your homework packets. We are having a high rate of return, which is fantastic! This week you will receive Chapter 3's homework, which is due October 29 or 30. We will be working on the numbers 6, 7, 8, and 9. One of the big components of this chapter is not only being able to count these numbers, but realize 7 is 5 and 2 more, 8 is 5 and 3 more, and 9 is 5 and 4 more. We will be posting more information regarding Chapter 3 in the next few days...be on the look out!
Have a great week!