The students are doing a great job working in their literacy stations. I have been meeting with students on their blue ribbon sight words. We had several friends earn their blue ribbons already and the rest of us are still practicing and making progress. We would love to see everyone in our class know these words by the end of 1st quarter. You can find resources under the sight words page to help your child practice.
In Pathways students are practicing saying Vowel Town fast, finding the vowel sounds and giving the spellings of vowel sounds. We are also practicing spelling words with "What's your name E" and EE.
We continued learning about the day and night sky this week focusing on the moon. We learned that the moon changes shapes or phases. The students listened to a cute story and observed time lapse videos of the real moon.
In math, we reviewed our doubles facts and learned about near doubles facts (3+4, 4+5...). The students are getting better at using strategies to solve problems mentally. We will start our math fluency shortly. Look for level 1 to come home with the explanation.
This week in writing we practiced writing using capitals, spaces and punctuation. We related the 3 writing goals to a traffic light. We practiced using our green, yellow and red markers to check our writing for all three goals.
This past month we have learning about being Respectful to our peers and adults. This class is very respectful to me and each other. They are a great group of friends who care for one another. Although all of our students are respectful, Alyssa Garcia is our class award winner. She is always helping others and myself. She takes turns, solves problems respectfully and is always very kind.