A Peek at Week 7

A Peek at Week 7

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 Bible 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.

Reading Homework – Watch your child’s backpack Monday for the book-in-a-bag reading homework which begins this week!

Math – We continue working on addition and subtraction facts to solve story problems. This week we continue focusing 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 with math facts.

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 how to work with and coach a reading partner. Next we’ll be learning about 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 begin writing SMALL moments. This is a unit focused on narrative writing.

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.

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