Saturday, November 2, 2013

A Batty Weekly Wrap Up

This week we studied bats. We learned that they use echolocation and are nocturnal. Then, we compared the wingspan of different bats, from the 6" bumblebee bat to the 5 foot Giant Flying Fox! We also learned that one bat can eat 600 mosquitoes in 1 hour!

We also read Stellaluna and compared birds and bats.

This week in math, we worked on counting to 100 by 1s and 10s. We will keep working on this all year, and we have a few fun songs we will sing throughout the year to help us practice! Our goal by the end of the year is for every child to be able to count to 100 both by 1s and 10s. This is a great way for you to help your child at home!

In Reading, we worked on realism vs. fantasy and are continuing to work on reading simple books. Keep up the great work with the reading bags that come home! I am impressed by the improvements I'm seeing, and I hope you're seeing them at home as well!

Next week, we are working on sequencing events from stories. Our sight words are he, not, and for. Our letter of the week is Ii. We are going to begin to decomposing numbers. This means we are breaking a number down into different pairs. For example, 5 can be made 0+5, 1+4, 2+3, 3+2, 4+1, and 5+0. You will see a homework sheet come home on Monday reviewing some numbers beyond 10. Last week, every student returned their homework!

We are going to learn about elections and Veteran's this week as well.

Upcoming Dates
  • Wednesday, November 13: Early Release 1:30
  • Wednesday, November 13: Book Orders Due
  • Monday, November 25-26: Parent Teacher Conferences, No School
  • Wednesday, November 27-29: No School, Thanksgiving Break
As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Miss McPheron

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