A Peek at Week 8
Bible, Devotions, Prayer – We will continue working on learning our theme verse this week and will begin a new verse for the month of October. Watch for a new paper coming home this week with the new verse. In Bibel this week we’ll begin reading about Moses. Highlights from this unit include: God preserved the Israelites, delivered them from Egypt, taught them how to worship him, and brought them to the Promised Land. God took loving care of the Israelites. God had a plan to use Moses to deliver the people from slavery. God gave the Ten Commandments to direct people in their relationship with him and others.
Math – We continue working on addition and subtraction facts to solve story problems. This week we continue focus on some new adding strategies – math experts tell us that it’s OK for kids to use their fingers to solve equations and we also continue learning new strategies to make us more efficient.
Phonics – This week we continue working on practice with Most Common Words. We’ll also begin working on blends – consonants that work in partnership with L and R.
Reading Workshop– This week our focus during reading workshop is on our inner reading voice. This is the voice that stops us when something doesn’t make sense, that asks questions and that makes connections between what we are reading and our real lives.
Writing Workshop– We continue focusing on writing SMALL moments.This week our focus is on how to bring our stories to life – to make them more interesting to read.
Social Studies/Science – This week we continue in Space Systems: Patterns and Cycles. We be looking at the cycle of the sun this week and how it moves through the sky.
Dates to Note:
Friday, October 4- Grandfriends’ Day (see previous post for schedule). *** Please let me know if your child does not have a special visitor coming so I can partner him/her up with a classmate that morning.**
Friday, October 11- Foot Frolic Frenzy – Please encourage 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