## Wednesday, December 3, 2014

### Week in Review--Thanksgiving!

Poem of the Week!﻿

Writing:

-This week in writing we practiced editing sentences. We checked for capital letters at the beginning of the sentence.  We checked for punctuation at  the end of the sentence.

-We talked about 3 kinds of punctuation: period, exclamation p9oint, and question mark

-We reviewed how to make our writing easy to read.

-We made a list of the things we are thankful for by saying the word slowly and listening for all of the sounds.

-We had a teacher conference to review our lists and make sure all of the sounds we heard were written down.

-We used our lists to make a turkey that shows what we are thankful for

Math:

-In math this week we worked on writing the numbers from 0 to 20.  You will receive the practice page we did in class, so you can see which numbers you child needs to practice.  This is a 2nd quarter skill and will be tested before break.

-There were no sight words this week.  Your child received “Lightning Words” as part of their homework for the short week.  Hopefully, they practiced the words 3 times.
-We reviewed the word families “-at” and “-ot” this week.
-We continued working on putting letter sounds together to make CVC words.
-We talked about story elements with our Thanksgiving books: characters, setting, and plot (beginning, middle, end)

-The CAFÉ strategies we worked on this week were
“Story Elements”
“Relating a Book to Yourself”
1. Keep talking about the story elements as you share stories at home.
2. Ask you child how the book you read reminds them of his/herself.  Connecting to text will help with comprehension

Content:
-This week we talked more about the first Thanksgiving.
-We finished our Pilgrim and Native American craft.
-We celebrated the awards out turkeys won.
-We made an “What am I Thankful For??” turkey.

Next week:

In writing we will be talking about what gets a capital letter and introduce a new writing checklist.

In math, we will be practicing writing numbers from 0 to 20 and drawing 2D shapes.

In reading, we will focus on summarizing and comparing and contrasting different gingerbread stories.

Our theme next week will be gingerbread.