Mrs. Richardson’s Class Newsletter
Week of 5/13-5/17
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We are in the last nine weeks of school, and things are going to get very busy! We will spend the remaining of the year mastering all of our skills which are left. This includes subtraction, place value, study of animals and life cycles, our long vowels, and more. Please encourage your child to maintain good behavior because they sense summer is close, and they start to get a little antsy. J We have to follow school procedures for the remainder of the year. I have to follow school procedures as well, and some things have to be taken to the office. Of course all other behaviors are taken care of in the classroom with the moving of popsicle sticks and recess time lost.
This week we will be learning the letter Jj. Please review this sound and words beginning and ending with this sound. We will be reviewing the letter o,z,c,e,y, l,v, h,t,p,n,a,b,u f,r,I,d m,s, k and g. We are still working with the Sight Word Book is Where Does it Come From? The new words are: where, run, they, and land. All sight words learned so far are practiced daily. In Math, we are still mastering subtraction and take away stories. We will be reviewing place value, graphing, sorting, classifying, number sets, and patterning during our centers and small group lessons.
In Reading we are working with books on plants, gardens, and life cycles. We have completed writing on an animal of their choice, its habitat, and a sentence describing them. We will continue writing on plants, as we keep a journal about their own plant. We will also write about life cycles; sequencing the steps in order. One of our standards is the students have to be able to write a complete sentence on their own. We will be spending more time developing our writing this nine weeks. It would be great if you have them write at home about an activity you are doing together, a ball game they had, something they see at home which is connected to spring, etc… Any writing is great practice! J We are working on skills such as characters, problem and solution, settings, main idea, sequencing, and drawing conclusions, along with predicting what our stories will be about.
Our main theme this week is Plants, Life Cycles, and Gardens in spring. We will be covering many science standards with this unit. The students will be planting grass, and a flower of their choice. When the unit is over these will be coming home. The children will learn to keep a daily “log” of their plant, as it begins to grow. In math we will be sorting, graphing, and number correspondence. We will be making a book about what plants need in order to grow and talking about what things are the same and different between plants and humans.
Thanks for everything and please let me know if I can help answer any questions.