will continue to improve vocabulary and add exciting details. We areencouraging them to be creative with their word choice and not to settle forthe most common word. We will continue to talk about nouns, adjectives,and verbs. The children are learning editing skills to evaluate and improvetheir writing.
We will continue with our study of the seven continents and the animals thatlive in the jungle. We will continue to read books about our animal friendsand the places in which they live.
The children are having a great time using the clocks they made to tell time.We are currently telling time by the hour and have introduced the half hour.One of our activities will be to construct a glyph. A
is a non standardway of graphing a variety of information to tell a story. It uses symbols torepresent different data. The creation of glyphs requires problem solving anddata organization. Our centers will reinforce the skills of addition, measuring,counting money using pennies, counting backwards from 20, skip counting,odd and even numbers, and tally marks. The children will begin subtractionnext week. Please go over the different coins and their amounts at home.Our goal this month is for the children to name each coin and its amount.
In the next two weeks our reading strategies will continue to focus on comparing/contrasting,comprehension check, and noting details while reading fiction and realistic fiction selections. Our phonicsand spelling will focus on vowel pairs ew, ue, ou, high frequency words, prefixes un and re, and pluralswith –es and –ies endings. We will also work on paragraph writing and adding juicy details to ourwriting. Please continue to practice reading those highfrequency words.
We will wrap up our study of Black History month. Throughour reading selections, students have been amazed at thecourage and will power that so many important African Americans had years ago when there were many unfairlaws.
In the next two weeks, students will work on skip countingby 2’s to 100, skip counting by 5’s to 100, identifying thenumber that is 1 or 10 more and 1 or 10 less, and havemore practice with odd/even numbers.
Math vocabulary: ones, tens, regroup, greater than, less than, before, after, between, and ordinal numbers, skip count, odd, even.