Students will continue to work on complex patterns, numbers to 40, identifying odd and even numbers,graphing, tally marks, probability, problem solving, and addition to 12. They will be introduced to theterm symmetry. In Munchie Math they will count, sort, and graph using same, more, and less in theirthinking. Having a set of flash cards is a great way to reinforce addition facts at home.
The children will sing a song called, “Things I am Thankful For…” to discuss the virtue of thankfulness.
In the next two weeks our reading strategies will focus on the main idea, summarizing the readingselection, making predictions, and differentiating between fiction and non – fiction. Our phonics andspelling will focus on the bossy r, qu- words, two syllable words, and compound words. Our writing willfocus on writing fiction and non - fiction stories.
Students will continue to learn the history of Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, and the Wampanoag Indians. Inclass, students are listening to the biography of Squanto.
In the next two weeks, students will work on sorting and classifying different objects and identifying andcomparing plane/solid shapes.
Math vocabulary: face, edge, corner, side, circle, rectangle, triangle, square
We will begin our next theme, “Around Town: Neighborhood and Community.” As we read our firstselections we will summarize, categorize, classify, and make judgments. Our phonics and spelling skillsfocus will be th, wh, sh, or ch and base words and endings – er and –est. We continue to practice writinga complete paragraph. Many children are being encouraged to develop their sentences by adding moredetails. Our grammar will review nouns and verbs and begin adjectives.
Our communities theme has been intriguing for the children as they think about life as a pioneer, Native American, or Pilgrim. We will begin learning about America’s first colonies by reading The Magic TreeHouse book,
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
We are excited to be going on a field trip to Home Depot to learn more about plants for our butterflygarden. We have discovered the names of the different plants in our garden by doing research inTechnology class. We were also able to explore what plants might attract butterflies from an interactiveweb site. Our “sprucing up” the garden project will lead us into an inquiry about soils as we begin our