Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy November!

Sorry for not posting in awhile. I ran the NYC Marathon nearly 2 weeks ago! I was excited to have crossed the finish line and even happier to celebrate with fellow TALES teachers, Ms. Mark (2nd grade) and Ms. Reilly (3rd grade).
We finished up our writing in the world unit recently! The class created buttons to wear! Here are some of their buttons-
I.W's button says to "Stop drop and roll" 
Q.D's "I like to play" button
C.S' "No hitting" button
P.L's "Love" button
This month, we started new units where the children will begin reading words and writing words! We have been reading and writing pattern books! Work at home on reinforcing sight words (the, and, in, etc.) to help your child recognize these words in books and also write them in their own books!

In math, we are continuing to work on numbers to 10 and we've been learning different games to practice numbers. We also read 10 Dots by Donald Crews and created different things with 10 dots!
Another game we recently learned is roll and record, where students work in pairs to roll and die and record it on a sheet.
The children also created dot image cards that they took home. You can use these cards or other items to practice counting items from 0-10.

Reminder next week is a short week. There is no school Thursday and Friday in observance for Thanksgiving.