May 13-17, 2019
Reading: This week’s story is called “Building Beavers.” It is an informational text discussing how beavers build their homes. We will be practicing how to find the main idea in stories. We also are continuing to write telling sentences correctly. (Capital letter at the beginning, finger space between words, period at the end.) The amazing words for the week are: beaver, lodge, paddle, river, stream, and lake. The sight words to review are: the, was, to, like, and from.
Phonics: Ee is our focus letter. Initial and medial /e/ will be reviewed. We will also work on long vowel sounds.
Math: We are working on Unit 9, which is our last unit! The skill we are learning is Base ten. This teaches how to compose and decompose numbers to twenty as tens and extras ones. This means we will be making teen numbers by using a group of ten and some extra ones. It is an introduction to place value. We are also reviewing math skills that have been taught throughout the year.
~ The Scholastic Book Fair will take place from Monday, May 13th-Friday, May 17th. Parent Shopping Night is Monday, May 13th from 4-7 pm. Class buying day is Tuesday.
~ There will be a Spartan dress down day on Friday. Students may pay $1.00 to wear jeans or sweatpants with a Spartan shirt.
~Dibels math tests will take place on Thursday. Please continue to practice identifying numbers to 100, naming the next number that comes after a random number, and comparing sets and identifying their value. (More specifically, determining which domino is greater and how much the domino represents.)
~ Dibels reading tests are approaching. Please continue to practice letter naming, phoneme segmentation and blending sounds to read nonsense words. Speed is important!
~ Don’t forget to keep practicing those sight words! There is still time to reach the goal!
~Kindergarten graduation will take place on Tuesday, May 28th. Information and tickets will be sent home next Friday, May 24th.