The beauty of the gift of fall surrounds us: the trees blazing in color, the cooler, darker mornings, and the excitement of the children (Halloween is coming!) As the seasons change, so do your wonderful children. They are such hard workers, challenging me to provide ever more complex activities for them to work on! I am so blessed to work with your children. Thank you.
Please note that the next spelling test is scheduled for Tuesday morning. The word list was sent home about 1 ½ weeks ago and includes question words for the memory words: where, what, why, when, which, who as well as th words, such as bath, math, path, moth, cloth, thin, think, thick, them, then.
May you feel the warmth of God’s love in the breezes of fall this week!
Mrs. Pam Claytor
Religion This week the focus continues to be on beginnings and welcoming others. The children will appreciate that baptism is the celebration of becoming a member of the Christian community.
Language Arts Phonemic Awareness - Identify final /ng/, /əl/ ; Associate picture names with /ng/, /əl/ Phonics - Associate ng with /ng/ and le with /əl/ ;Decode words with final ng and final le ;Identify rhyming words Vocabulary -Discuss words that imitate musical sounds (onomatopoeia); Recognize and understand Memory Words do, have, show, how, me, a; Recognize story words blow, story Spelling (After test on Tuesday) Spell Memory Words do, have, show, how, me, a ; Encode Pattern Words with -ing, -ong, and le Comprehension - Use pictures and prior knowledge; Understand text features; Complete sentences about a story; Generate questions to distinguish reality and fantasy; Recognize plot: Problem and solution Listening and Speaking: Follow oral directions; Listen for details in a song Study and Research Skills: Use alphabetical order Fluency Read with natural phrasing
Math We will continue with the topic of five and ten relationships through Wednesday, when I will assess the children’s understanding. They are comfortable with using the ten frame, but find the concept of writing number sentences from their model challenging. We will begin work on addition and subtraction facts to 12 on Thursday, before a special math activity involving pumpkins on Friday.
Science We will discuss the differences in animals and the growth changes between young animals and adult animals .
Social Studies We will discuss what a community is and needs as we prepare for our field trip to the Baltimore Museum of Industry.