Weekly Newsletter

February 23, 2009 

Reading: “If You Could Go to AntarcticaOur reading selection for this week discusses adventures in Antarctica. Students will classify and categorize the story.  Continue to read nightly for 20 minutes and color in Reading Log.  Reading Log is due at the end of February.    
Writing:  Students will continue to write sentences with capital letters at the beginning and use correct punctuation at the end.   We will also work in our journals daily.     
Math: Students will pay for items to 25 cents using nickels, identify and create an ABC sound and movement pattern, pay for items to 50 cents using nickels, divide by sharing, and  identify a cylinder. *Practice counting by 5’s*Practice saying days of the week  

Phonics/Language Arts:Students will practice /e/ and /j/ sound. They will also need to identify letters Ee and Jj. Students will be able to create sentences with capital letters and periods.    

Words We Should Know…. Have, is, to, a, the, little, we, my, like, he, for, of, me, with, she, see, look, from, they, you, of, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, funny, go, one, two, three, four, five, not, play, red, run, said, like, do, jump, in, I, hers, help, here, up, yellow, all, at, ate  

Weekly Words  Amazing Words: bears, cottage, middle-sized, porridge, big, smallHigh Frequency Words:  go, here, from, up, yellow, all, at, ateReview:  “words we should know”Words they need to read by Friday: hen, pen, left, egg, pet, dress, lend, beg, sent, mend

                   * They must be able to read the High Frequency Words-please practice!