A Peek at Week 6
Thanks to God for…
- A restful weekend with a family wedding!
- Students who are learning and growing every day!!!
- Parents who ask great questions!
Bible, Devotions and Prayer – This week we’ll be reading about Joseph. Some focus points for this unit include: Joseph’s dreams indicated that he would one day rule over his family. Through Joseph, God preserved his chosen people during a famine. God was with Joseph throughout his life. Joseph trusted God and believed in his promises.
Math – Our work in unit 2 this week will build on the first unit, using addition and subtraction facts to solve story problems. We also continue to work on number partners and fact fluency. We’ve begun meeting in small math groups so we’re learning how to work with partners, rules and routines for several games, and have just added an iPad/Osmo activity.
Phonics – We continue working on letter group reviews this week and on reviewing most common sight words. We are practicing how to hear the different sounds of the short vowels and writing simple words that use those vowel sounds.
Reading– We will continue work on the routines of Reading Workshop and how to work with a partner. We’ll practice think-pair-share, how to read to our partners and how to help our partners when they are stuck on a word.
Writing – We are working on our Small Moments narrative writing unit. The focus of this unit is to write about real events that have happened to us or things that we have done – personal experiences. We’ll be focusing on how to add more details to our writing and to our pictures. One of our first topics is on how to write about a SMALL moment and not try to tell everything that happened over a whole day, or over a whole trip.
Social Studies/Science – This week we begin our first Science unit which is called Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles. We’ll begin by gathering some information about where the sun is at different parts of the day and making some predictions together.
A field trip is coming up! On October 21 we will visit the public museum and planetarium as part of our science unit on Space. We will leave school at about 9:15 and will be back around noon. I am planning on Laura Huisman, Lena Clemo, and Erin Crison. Thanks!!!
Dates to Note:
Mondays, September 23 – MAP testing (measures student progress and growth in math and reading)
Friday, October 4- Grand Friends’ Day (see previous post for schedule). Pleas let me know if your child does not have a special visitor coming so I can partner him/her up with a classmate for the morning.
Friday, October 11- Foot Frolic Frenzy – Start encouraging your child to get pledges for Foot Frolic Frenzy! Our goal is 100% participation in returning pledge envelopes (I got two pledges this weekend!) Every pledge helps – big and small!
Tuesday, October 15 – Special performance by members of the Grand Rapids Symphony
Monday, October 21 – First field trip – Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium