Sunday, February 22, 2015

Week in Review--Valentine's Day!


-Our sight words this week were the words “make” and “play”! 

-Please remember to practice your sight word flashcards each day as part of your homework.

-Our word families this week were –ug and -ub

-We continued working on counting syllables in words this week.  Practice at home by saying a word and then clapping out  the syllables.

-We  continued working on main idea and details our read aloud books

-The CAFÉ strategy we worked on this week was

“Using pictures to tell a story”

How can you help your child with the strategy at home?

Before you begin reading a book at home, take a picture walk.  Have your child look at the pictures and try to figure out what the story might be about.  Then read the story to your child and see if their ideas were correct.


-We learned about feeling endings that wrap up our book with a feeling about the topic

-We wrote our own feeling endings for our “How to…” book

- This week in writing we worked on our class informational book about helicopters

-We made a plan with all the details we know about helicopters

-We used the internet to look at different pictures and drawings of helicopters and practiced during our morning work time

-We used our plans to write our own “How to…” books and added illustrations


-In math we practiced decomposing numbers 11-19

-We learned about measurement (length/weight)

-We discussed tools used for measurement and practiced with a measuring tape and balance

-We compared items to determine longer/shorter and heavier/lighter

-We practiced making patterns with hearts
-This week our theme was Valentine’s Day
-We read several valentine books during our reading activities
- We decorated bags for our valentines
-We played a special Valentine’s Day edition of Whammy on Friday
-We made “What do you love?” cupcake books
-We exchanged valentines and ate yummy treats at our party on Friday!

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