Week of Feb. 20
2/23: Spelling Test and Fact Fluency #6
2/23: Go Texan Day - Dust off your boots as we celebrate Go Texan Day on the Prairie. Children and staff are encouraged to wear their cowboy/cowgirl best as we recognize the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
What We Are Doing This Week:
Social Studies: We will discuss National and State Pride through customs, symbols, and celebrations. Vocabulary includes the words: national identity, freedom, patriotic, symbol, celebration, contribution, individualism, inventiveness.
National Symbols include the National Anthem, Pledge of Allegience, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Bald Eagle, Liberty Bell, Washington Monument, White House, American Flag, and Statue of Liberty.
Texas Symbols include Bluebonnets, Longhorns, Armadillo, Monarach Butterfly, Prickly Pear Cactus, Chili, etc
Math: We will be working on 2 skills this week:
1) We will continue to work on telling time to the minute. Please practice this skill with your child. We often get the hour and minute had mixed up. We are also having troubles counting the minutes by 5's and 1's. Finally, we are sometimes confused about the hour, when the minute hand is in the "Danger Zone."
2)We will also spiral back to word problems with 2- and 3-digits with missing addends.
An example: I am reading a book that has 623 pages. I have already read 281 pages. How many more pages do I have left to read?
Reading: We are continuing to practice retelling. Please have your child retell the story you read to him/her or a story he/she reads to you.
Important ideas about retelling: Retlling should tell the IMPORTANT events from beginning to middle to end. Retelling should be in order and make sense. Retelling should include the beginning (introducation of characters and setting), the middle (problem), and the end (solution). You can ask your child to retell a story using their hand (Or retelling glove). Finally, retelling should include words or phrases, such as first, then, after that, finally.
Writing: We will contine to write our Small Moment stories. We will focus on the editing and revision this week. We will also work on grammar skills.
Spelling: We will spell words with the r-controlled /er/ using -ir
regular list: dirt, first, bird, skirt, flirt, third, birth, swirl, chirp, squirt, thirst, smirk, firm
site word: start, city, earth, eye