Playing Outside

Playing Outside

January 3, 2013

January 7, 2013

Our classroom frequently gets very cool.  Several children commented last week that they were cold.  You might want to pack an extra light jacket or sweater in your child’s bag, if they frequently get cold. 

Dates to Remember
·         January 21st: No School
·         January 30th: Early Release Day

What are we learning?

Reading Workshop
We are starting our unit on story elements.  We will focus on characters, setting, and main events. We will learn about these story elements using the beloved stories by Else Holmelund Minarik. 

Writing Workshop
Since we are discussing story elements during Reading Workshop we are going to write our own fiction stories.  We will develop our own characters, setting, and main events.  Then we will begin writing our own stories. 

Word Study
This week, we will explore the short u word families: -ug, -ut, -un, -um.  Ask your child about the chants for these chunks.  We will also learn how to read and write these words that will be added to our Word Wall: if, there, go.  Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

This week we are going to learn about addition and subtraction through story problems. 

We are continuing our Health and Nutrition Unit.  This week we will focus on the five senses by completing several experiments.

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