February 2016 

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February 2016
Reading
We will continue to learn to read
and write new words by
combining initial sounds with
ending patterns also known as
chunks. By adding beginning
letters to chunks the word
changes. In February we will
learn to make new words using –
ot, -op, and -og.
We will begin to learn about
consonant diagraphs. Digraphs
are two letters that go together
make one sound. We will
concentrate on sh, ch, and th.
Try This At Home . . .
Math
When reading a story with your
During
February
students
willthe
child, have
him or
her re-tell
name
flat
(2D)
and
solid
(3D)
story. Ask what happened in the
shapes
as well
asmiddle
describe
beginning,
in the
andtheir
at
attributes.
The
flat
shapes
we will
the end of the story.
learn about are circles, squares,
triangles, rectangles, and
hexagons. The solid shapes we
will learn about are cubes, cones,
spheres and cylinders.
Try This At Home . . .
Ask your child to look around the
house for something that is
shaped like each of the flat
shapes. Writing
After they have found
something
ask them
howour
they
We are working
with
know it is the shape that you
teachers and peers to
asked them to find.
improve our writing by
adding describing words and
details. We will continue to
spell sight words correctly
and use letter sounds to
write unknown words while
writing stories.
Try This At Home
. . .
Let your child help by writing
Mark Your
Calendar
Friday, February
12th
Valentine’s Day
(more information to come)
Monday, February
15th
NO SCHOOL
Holiday-President’s
Day
Tuesday, February
16th
100th Day of School
Friday, February
26th
½ day of school
Science and Social
Studies
In Science we are comparing the
basic needs of plants and animals.
We will continue to observe
mealworms as they change into
darkling beetles.
Try This At Home . . .
Think of a familiar animal. Help your
child to describe its external
features (beak, claws, fur, and fins).
Ask why does this animal need
these external features to survive?
In Social Studies we will learn that
humans perform services and make
and grown things.
Try This At Home . . .
Show your child an object at home
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