This week we will be working on the letter Ii and its sound of /i/ as in igloo, insect, ink, etc. This sound can be easily confused with the short e sound as in elephant, elevator, escalator, etc. We will be working on this particular sound and reading a series of new words with short i and a. This will allow us to have some new words to work with and to blend. In addition, we will be working with new sight words. This week the words are for and he. We will continue to work with segmentation and begin bridging this into our writing. The children will begin to develop an understanding of when you are unsure of how to spell a word, you can segment the word to hear all the sounds. Currently, it is developmentally appropriate for children to only hear the first and/or last sound of a word. Some children may be able to hear the middle sound too, but be aware this is the last sound children hear.
In math, we will conclude our work with the number 10. The children should be able to recognize numbers 0-10 and be able to tell you numbers which are greater than and less than. The children should also be able to tell you how many more you would need to get to 10. We will be having our Chapter 4 test on Wednesday and Thursday. I am very pleased with the progress thus far! We will be sending home new math homework the first week of December!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!