Wow, what a busy time of year! We are in the middle of wrapping up several units and beginning new ones. The grade ones are starting a unit on adding and subtracting to twelve with Mr. Woods-Fehr, while the grade two’s are starting a unit on adding and subtracting to eighteen with me. In Language Arts, the grade ones have finally finished their review of the alphabet letters and sounds, and are starting spelling. Their first spelling test will be this Friday.
We are also currently working on a nursery rhymes unit for the month of November. We have been making connections to what we are reading and are starting to answer the 5 W’s (who, what, when, where, and why) as we read stories. These are both great strategies to discuss with your child as you read stories at home as well. We are continuing to work on sentence structure in writing and will soon write letters to Santa! Our guided reading centers are going
well and the students seem to enjoy rotating through various activities during this time. We are just wrapping up our units in science, social studies, and health. Our new units that we will begin are on animals for science, communities of the past for social studies, as well as making healthy choices for health.