Mrs. Borrow's Broadcast
February 2, 2018
A note was sent home earlier in the week asking for a few parents to plan our Mardi Gras party. So far I have heard back from Vivian's mom. If you would like to help her PLEASE return the note by Monday. Thank you.
Next week's reading selection is a tall tale based on the real person John Chapman. The students will learn about other tall tales such as Paul Bunyan and John Henry.
The students will draw a picture of an apple and describe what they see, hear, smell, and taste. I will bring in apples for the children to observe and eat. They will also write a letter to someone while they pretend to travel with Johnny Appleseed. Other skills we will focus on will be context clues, setting, character, cause/effect, and the long "a" sound.
We will continue Show and Tell until the end of the year!
The students will have a "show and tell day. Your child may bring in something they would like to show to the class. They should be able to tell why their item is special to them. Show and Tell dates: Monday: Maya, Gabby, Vivian, Alayja, Jamel; Tuesday: Laelle, Lydia, Ben, Lauryn; Wednesday: Zaiah, Javier, Nadia, Kaia, Thursday: Jayden, Sierra, Avery, Knox.
Phonics: The students will work on the short "a" vowel sound.
Spelling: We will work with the spelling words during the week. The words are included in the reading selection for the week. If your child studies the spelling words they will be more successful reading the selection for the week as well as the leveled readers. The pretest will be given on Wednesdays and the final test will be given on Fridays.
Spelling list: rain, wait, tail, way, day, say, how, light, live, pretty
For an EXTRA CHALLENGE: February, Valentine's Day, President's Day
Students are not required to attempt the EXTRA CHALLENGE words, but some students need a challenge. :-)
Handwriting: Please practice handwriting with your child at home. If they are reversing letters please bring it to their attention and have them correct the reversal. This week we will work on the letters: p, s, b.
Math: We will work on subtraction from 0-12. We will also relate fact families to subtraction.
Science: We think about how something melts. The students will learn about the states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas.
Religion: We will think about how God is our loving Father. We will talk about how God created a beautiful world and everything in it. God loves everything he made. Everything that God made is called creation. The students will write a list of people who love and care for them.