Sunday, February 24, 2013
We will working with the story One Little Mouse in Reading Street this week. With the story, One Little Mouse, we will be continuing to identify the characters, setting, and plot. However, we will also focus on the sequence of events in the story. When reading with your child at home, it is a great idea to ask them about the characters, setting, and plot!
One area Mrs. Franz and I continue to find troublesome for some children are the sight words. These words are progressively becoming harder and this week we have a new set. Our sight words this week are: one, two, three, four, and five. These need to be practiced daily! Please make sure to take 5-10 minutes each night to practice sight words, especially on the "off days." This will allow learning to continue and will allow your child more practice with words.
In math, we are continuing our work with the teen numbers and building numbers. Children should be able to read and write numbers to 20 and be able to compare these numbers. The children should be able to understand 13 is 10 + 3, 10 and 3 more, and 1 ten and 3 ones. This is one of the reasons we have been spending a lot of time on teen numbers. Research has shown children need a solid foundation of number sense and place value. Therefore, we have spent a lot of time practicing place value and understanding why 13 is 13 (and the other teen numbers). We will also be assessing teen numbers in the next few days.
Over the past few weeks, we have been discussing healthy living and healthy eating habits. Hopefully, the children have shared with some of the healthy activities we have explored and healthy food choices we have discussed. We will be jumping rope during recess.
Thank you, again, for continuing to make this such a successful year!