March 13 – 17
Learning Objective: Students will be able to actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding. They will be able to use reading strategies to read texts.
This week in our reader’s workshop, we learned that readers can blend beginning sounds to help them solve words. We practiced reading words with wh. You can watch this video at home for revision.
We learned that we are going to read tougher and tougher books. So we have to use our persistence power. We can also rely on our snap word power. We know that good readers find the words they know on a page before reading so we hunted for snap words before diving into our books. We used our book talk power to answer comprehension questions with a partner.
Learning Objective: Students will be able to write capital letters properly.
Children’s handwriting matters. Handwriting skills affect school success and motivation in writing. When children master handwriting, they are free to focus on the content of their writing instead of the mechanics. That’s why we have begun a new unit from Handwriting Without Tears all about mastering pencil grip, letter formation, and proper techniques.
We started off the week practicing the last ‘Frog Jump Capital’: M. Then we revised writing all of the ‘Frog Jump Capitals’ (F, E, D, P, B, R, N, M) on our own. K5 is really getting it!
We then began practicing ‘Starting Corner Capitals’: H and K.
Students are expected to hold their pencils ‘properly’ using one of the two techniques below. Please encourage your child to hold their pencils, crayons, etc. like this at home too.
Learning Objective: Students will be able to represent decomposition and composition addition stories to 7 with drawings and equations with no unknown; represent decomposition and composition addition stories to 8 with drawings and equations with no unknown; solve add to with result unknown word problems to 8 with equations. Box the unknown; solve put together with total unknown word problems to 8 using objects and drawings and solve both addends unknown word problems to 8 to find addition patterns in number pairs.
This week we completed Topic C: Addition with Totals of 6, 7, and 8 and began Topic D: Subtraction from Numbers to 8. .
Social Studies / Science
Learning Objective: Students will be able to identify safe, caring touches.
As a part of BFS’s initiative for child protection, we started a mini-unit about Safe Touch. Our focus for this week’s lessons was to teach students how to identify safe, caring touches. Our goal is to create a safe and nurturing environment for our students at school, and this unit is an important step in achieving that.
Please continue to practice literacy skills by using Lexia Core5 and Raz Kids at home.
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