In the classroom we will be working on the letter Pp. This letter has a short quick sound and says /p/. When you practice this sound try not to let your child say /puh/ (this would mean your child is producing two sounds rather than one). This is important when children try to blend words together. We will also be working on new sight words or popcorn words (like, we, my). Please continue to practice all the letter sounds we have learned. You can write the letters on a card and have your child say the sounds. In addition, you can place three letters out with a vowel in the middle and have your child begin to blend the word. These words can be real or make believe. It is okay for your child to read a make believe word because the purpose is to practice blending.
In math, we are beginning Chapter 4. The children will begin to learn about the number 10. The children will also need to compare numbers (greater than, less than, more, fewer). We will also explore ways to make 10. This entails children to understand 6 and 4 make 10, 3 and 7 make 10, etc. This is the first stages of understanding addition. We will be using pumpkins to help us with this skill! We will also be counting pumpkin seeds. We will also be working on counting to 50. All children are expected to count to 50 by the conclusion of 2nd quarter and by the end of the year to 100. Our goal is to have all children counting to 100 as quickly as possible.