The week we return from holiday break we will be learning the consonant letter Kk as in kite and kangaroo. Start looking for your Show and Tell for the letter Kk, and follow the schedule, which will begin on Tuesday, January 4th. One day during the week, the boys will get to be “Kings for a Day!” (Girls will be returned the favor when we learn the letter Q for queen!) **Word List 7 will be tested on Thursday, January 6th.
We will be Kid Writing about the holidays, and the boys and girls will get the opportunity to write about what they did in their time off from school!
For Reading we will begin Unit 3; Watch Me Change. The first story will be Little Panda, by Joanne Ryder. This is an informational text, and we will be talking about “Animals Grow and Change”. We will focus on the skill-compare and contrast and will work with the letter sounds of /n/ and /b/.
In Math we will count by 10’s, identify dimes, trade 10 pennies for a dime, use dimes to 50 cents, practice patterns, and match numbers to a set. Take some time to review skills and daily practice pages with your child.
We will be back to school on Monday, January 3, 2011. **Take some time over the holiday to review and practice Phonics, Handwriting, and Math. It is also a great time to read together with your child and maybe even take the opportunity to let him/her “show off” his/her reading skills to visiting relatives!!!!
***Monday, January 3rd will be Day 2 on the special classes’ schedule. Students will need gym attire and sneakers on Tuesday, January 4th and library books will be needed for exchange on Thursday, January 6th.
Have a safe and happy holiday break- See you next year!