Friday, December 13, 2013

Week in Review--Gingerbread!

-We had TWO sight words this week-- “is, how”.
-The CAFÉ strategy we worked on this week was the strategy.
“Recognize when two words rhyme”

We have been working on word families for a few weeks now and are getting really good at blending the letters and sounds together to make words. We are beginning to discuss that these words in the same family also can be called rhyming words!

How can you help your child with this strategy at home?
1.     When you are reading books, pick out various words and have your child come up with other words to rhyme with it!
2.     While reading your child’s “Roll&Read” talk about the words in the family and how they are rhyming words.
3.     Tell your child to come up with as many words as they can think of in the “-at” word family or the “-op” and so forth. Time them to come up with more and more each time!

4.     Have your child come up with nonsense words that rhyme with real words and create your own definition for the nonsense words!

-We practiced fixing sentences this week that did not have a capital at the beginning of the sentence and several capital letters throughout the sentence. We talked about how capitals should only be found at the beginning of the sentence and not throughout it. We will discuss proper nouns when we return from break.
-We also met with our writing partners to practice helping them by not only stretching out unknown words or sight words, but we can also help them remember to add meatball spaces, noodle spaces, capitals and punctuation at the end of sentences! They did a GREAT job helping their partner make their writing easier to read.

-We reviewed 3D shapes, addition to 5, number writing and ways to break numbers 11-19 into tens and ones.

-I continued report card testing this week. Most of the class is doing an EXCELLENT job on their second nine weeks math skills. I am excited to have report cards sent home!

We learned and learned as much as we could in room 26 this week! Our theme this week was all about gingerbread books! We read so many books this week! Some of our favorites were several versions of the classic Gingerbread Man story, Gingerbread Girl, Gingerbread Mouse, Gingerbread Baby, Gingerbread Friends and Gingerbread Pirates! We completed puzzles, drawings, connect the dots and went on a gingerbread hunt around the entire school!


1 comment:

  1. Great post! Love to read what you guys are learning! If you are interested in teaming up together and having our classes write letters back and forth or skype let me know! We would love to see/communicate with another K class!