We had a great week discussing and writing about the facts we have learned about the Pilgrims and Native Americans and the first Thanksgiving! I was very proud on the writing the boys and girls produced! They have progressed so much and are blossoming into terrific writers. Thank you to everyone who sent food items in and helped us set up our feast on Thursday. The boys and girls really enjoyed it and were so cute in their Pilgrim or Native American costumes. We got to present our sing to read book The Indian's Week at PLANK on Friday morning.
We could still use some small prizes/party favors for our small prize treasure box. We have a group of boys and girls with GREAT behavior so we go through small prizes very quickly. If you could send in things like little bouncy balls, plastic critters, toy rings, etc. we would really appreciate your donations!!
I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends! We have so much to be thankful for, especially our wonderful students, school and our super fantastic administration!
Next week's curriculum focus:
Language Arts: Making Inferences
Books: An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni
The Elf on the Shelf by Carol V. And Chanda A. Bell Aebersold and Coe Steinwart
The Elves and the Shoemaker by Freya Littledale and Brinton Turkle
Skills: Blending and reading short vowel words and words in the –an and –en word families. Using words from the story to help us understand more about the characters and what they are like. Using words the character says and things the character does to help us get to know a character like getting to know a friend.
Phonics Focus: Ee letter sound association- short sound as in elf and long sound as in eagle
Writer’s Workshop: Practice writing a sentence using correctly spelled sight words, phonetic spelling, spacing, capitalization and punctuation. Practice stretching our idea with more details. Using our five senses to help us think of good describing words or “sparkle, dazzle” words to use in our writing.
Math: Identifying and matching numerals to sets for numbers 11-20; counting sets to 20; penny, nickel, dime and their values; fair trades with pennies and nickels and pennies and dimes; counting groups of pennies and a nickel or a dime; creating and extending patterns and identifying the missing piece in a pattern.
Science: Day and Night- students will need to be able to describe the changes in the day and night sky as well as the sunrise (night changing to day) and sunset (day changing to night) We will learn that the sun is not really moving as it seems, but the earth is turning towards and away from the sun.
Health: The Five Senses- comparing and contrasting the five senses and how they help us to learn about our world.
Monday -Friday, November 22nd-26th- Thanksgiving Holidays
Thursday, December 2nd- media center story and book check out
Thursday, December 2nd- PTA meeting with 4th grade musical
Monday,December 6th-Tuesday, December 14th- Celebrations Around the World