Mrs. Borrow's Broadcast
January 15, 2017
*Friday is a casual day! :-)
*Please make sure all students come to school with appropriate shoes for the day. Many students are wearing boots all day. This does not follow our dress code. Thank you!
*Many students have lost supplies since the beginning of the school year. They may need crayons, markers, glue sticks... Please ask your child if they need some new supplies. Thank you! :-)
Reading: The reading for this week is: "The Shopping List". Children will read about what happens when a boy forgets one item on his shopping list. With the help of other customers, the boy eventually remembers what he was supposed to get, but not before his father's store is turned upside down. Skills we will focus on include: context clues, sequencing, summarizing, long "i", cause and effect, and categorizing. Using magazine pictures the students will categorize foods we eat. They will make their own shopping list of things they like from the store. They will write about their favorite food and create a dream shopping list for a trip.
Phonics: The students will work on the short "o" 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: smile, while, bite, white, hide, wide, after, blue, who, were
For an EXTRA CHALLENGE: shopping, remember, everywhere
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: u, s, b.
Math: We will continue working with a ten-frame. We will discover parts of ten, and find missing parts of ten.
Social Studies: We talk about Dr. Martin Luther King's wise words. We will study his famous speech and discover how his words helped change America.
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.