We are completing up our apple unit this week and will begin our pumpkin unit. We will be investigating our apples and looking at their color, height, and weight. We will be exploring the life cycle of a pumpkin and wrapping up our week making applesauce in the classroom. In math, we will be making three different patterns with apples, learning about five frames, and measuring pumpkins. For math centers, we will be exploring our apples by counting our seeds, weighing our apple, and making a print of our apple. If you have not had a chance to send in one or two apples with your child, please do so on Tuesday. This week in Second Step we will focus on being assertive.
5 little pumpkins song
NO more letter of the week lessons: We go over a new letter and sound each day. Here are the letters we have covered so far...R, long and short E, S, N, T, short and long O, L, K. I, P, D, L We will learn: V, P, H this week.
Sight words: can, see
Predictable sentence: I can see a ________pumpkin. Ex) I can see a big pumpkin.
We will create a class book with our sentences and illustrations to keep in our classroom library.
- Here is a look at what the centers will be for this week...
- Buddy Reading
- Independent Reading
- Class Library
- Big Book Center
- Writing Center
- Word Wall
- Introduction to IPADS.
- REACH assessments will be given this week. Next week I will be testing the kids on their reading levels so we can begin guided reading groups the following week.
Germy apple observations
The life cycle of a pumpkin
Exploring the inside and outside of a pumpkin (using describing words)
Making and eating applesauce
Journals: We are focusing on creating a "WOW" picture and adding sounds that we hear to create words for writing
Second Step Focus
Creating different patterns with apples
Introduction to 5 frames
Math Centers: Apple exploration, pumpkin roll and record, IPADS, tube exploration/building, Mind craft blocks
**We ordered new STEM materials for our math centers and they arrived last Friday. The kids will be exploring with some of the materials this week. (tubes and mind craft blocks)
Odds and Ends
Please share our donors choose page with family and friends. We still need to raise $724.00. Thanks a bunch!!
Our field trip is Wednesday, Oct. 18th. Please make sure your child has submitted their permission slip and fee. I will be contacting the parents who will be chaperoning the trip this week.
Turn in field trip forms ASAP
Every Wednesday is Ray Warrior Wednesday....WEAR GREEN
Every Friday is "FUN FRIDAY." The kids are allowed to bring in 1 toy/activity to share with friends during free choice. Please do not send toys to school any other day of the week.