Welcome Back! Week 19!

A Peek at Week 19

Welcome back! I hope you had a great break! It sure felt different in many ways but the time celebrating Christmas with my kids and husband were such a blessing. We also were able to spend a lot of time with my parents who are in our bubble since they live next door! Now we have a bunch of beautiful snow and it’s time to gather back together at school. We’re reading to jump in and get back to learning together! We’re also excited to welcome Aria to school in-person this semester!  

Note: We are collecting flashlights to use with our light and sound unit. Please label one and send it to school with your child by Friday. Let me know if you don’t have one for your child to use. Thanks!

REMINDER: COLD WEATHER –   Please remember to send snow gear and boots to school with your child all winter. Boots should come even when there’s no or little snow – our playground gets quite muddy! Also, watch the weather and make sure your child has appropriate clothing to play outside!

Devotions and Prayer Last month we focused on advent, waiting and getting ready for the birth of Christ. This month we will be focusing on Epiphany and the gift of Christ to all!

Bible- This week we will finish two stories from Jesus’ early life – the visit of the Magi and Jesus’ family having to escape to Egypt. After that, we will resume our regular Bible stories by continuing with Samuel and the kings of Israel.

MathWe will begin a new unit in Math this week on place value working with 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. The kids will continue working on their number math scrolls which also help us see patterns in tens and ones. 

PhonicsThis week we will continue practicing our new sight words – adding list 10 to our class word wall! This means that we’ve worked on 100 sight words this year. Sight words are critical as your child learns to become a fluent reader. If your child is still working on earlier lists, please consider setting aside extra time at home to continue practicing the words together. We do a lot of work on them at school as well and partnering at home can make a big difference!

Reading WorkshopWe’ll be working on a unit that focuses on characters and traits in fiction literature. 

WritingWe continue our work of writing non-fiction books that teach facts about a topic that we are experts on. 

Social Studies/ScienceWe will begin our unit on light and sound 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:

  • Week of January 4: KCHD Hearing and Vision (PS-4 – all week)
  • January 11- Feb 4: Middle of year MAP testing
  • January 20, no school, teacher planning day
  • Friday, January 22, Report Cards Posted

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