I say this every month, but I am so proud of the kids and all that they are learning! It is hard to believe that just a few months ago we were working on letter and sounds and now we are all reading! Please continue to read at home each night. Reading familiar books is the best way to improve fluency and build confidence!
In class we are learning
*retelling a story by describing the characters, setting, problem, and solution. In class, we use the retelling hand to help us remember to include all of the parts. This is something that you can practice at home as well. After reading, close the book and ask your child to retell the story. This is an important skill and it is a great way to work on comprehension.
We are also working on:
*reading and writing sight words fluently
*reading with expression
*writing two or more sentence on a topic
*reading our own writing and looking for ways to 'fix it up' by checking for spacing, punctuation and correct spelling of sight words.
*comparing objects using the words long/short, light/heavy, cool/warm
*identifying and using measurement tools (ruler, scale, thermometer, and clock)
*telling time to the hour and half hour
In class we use the following coin poems to help us learn the name and value of each coin:
Penny, Penny, easily spent
copper and brown and worth one cent.
Nickel, Nickel, thick and fat,
You're worth five cents, I know that!
Dime, Dime, little and thin,
I remember, you're worth ten!
Quarter, Quarter, big and bold,
You're worth twenty-five, I'm told
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