Saturday, November 16, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up

We had a busy week, and I saw a lot of growth in the kids this week!

In Math, we are working on decomposing numbers. We have done this by coloring pictures into 2 groups, circling pictures into 2 groups, using double sided counters, and number bonds. Each time, we record the numbers that make the total (2 and 1 make 3). We will keep working this week on decomposing and take a math test on Friday. You will see a homework sheet for extra practice on Monday night.

At the teacher table during math centers on Friday, we unscrambled a picture using 10s frames to order the pictures. Some students matched the 10s frame to the same 10s frame, others matched it to the number, and others had to put it in order without a guide. The hidden picture was a cornucopia!

We started learning about turkeys this week in preparation for Thanksgiving. We labeled the parts of a turkey and learned about the way a turkey grows up. We had fun yesterday afternoon acting like a turkey by flapping our wings, scratching for seeds, and gobbling. Next week, we will learn about the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag tribe that shared the first Thanksgiving and also talk about what we are thankful for.

We continue to work on learning to read and to understand what we read. Keep working on those sight words! If you want to do extra, have your kids read simple words with just three sounds (pin, pat, tap, rip, rap, rat). We will be working on the letter R next week and adding can to our sight words.

Upcoming Dates
-November 25-26: Parent Teacher Conferences - No School for Students
-November 27-29: No School, Thanksgiving Break
-December 4: Picture Retakes
-December 11: Early Release, 1:35 PM
-December 23-January 3: No School

-This is the last week for our boxtop and soup labels contest - send in what you can!
-Make sure your child brings warm enough clothes for outside recess. We go outside if the windchill is 20. Gloves, hats, and a coat that zips will keep them warm for the 45 minutes they are outside!

Thanks for reading! I'm looking forward to seeing you at Parent Teacher Conferences.
:) Miss McPheron

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