A Peek at Week 23

A Peek at Week 23

Welcome: This week our class will be joined by Miss (Katelyn) Peterson who will be student teaching with me this semester. Miss Peterson is a student at Calvin University.  She will be with us from February 4 through May 15. Welcome Katelyn!

Devotions and Prayer – This week our devotions will come from The Big Book of 5 Minute Devotions.

Bible – This week we will read the stories of Samuel.  Our focus will be on: God kept his promise to the Israelites even though they were unfaithful and rejected his rule by requesting a king. At God’s direction, Samuel anointed first Saul and later David to be Israel’s first two kings. Saul did not trust or obey God’s commands, and the kingdom was taken from him.

Math – We continue working on place value – specifically the concept of tens and ones. Big objectives include: read, write and represent 2 digit numbers, compare two-digit numbers, add tens and ones, use strategies to add within 20, solve story problems.

Phonics – We will continue working on sight words and will learn Phonetic rule 3 and 4 to know how to decode words with vowel pairs.

Reading Workshop– We’ll move on to inferring and how asking questions can help us figure out what is going on in a text. Our focus is on reading closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. We begin this unit by reading a variety of poems which are great for inferring.

Writing Workshop -Last week we began our introduction into writing opinion books. This week we will begin writing opinions and practicing sharing good reasons for our choices.

Social Studies/Science – We continue working on our light and sound unit this week. Here are some highlights of this unit: Sounds are made when something vibrates. Sounds can be loud or soft, and high or low. We use sound and light to communicate. A shadow is made when something blocks the light.

Dates to Note:

Friday, February 14: Half Day, dismissal at 12:10

Monday, February 17: No School

Tuesday, February 25: Parent/teacher conferences

Thursday, February 27: Post Office Field Trip: more information coming soon

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