September Week 2 Friday Wrap-up SUBJECT ACADEMIC FOCUS DETAILS Language Arts Phonics: We focused on sounding the letters B through Letter B Dictionary Words Writing conventions Math Sight words Composing numbers 1-5 Graphing ( bar graphs) Social Studies repetition and showing pictures of words that begin with the letters B. The students also used their far point copying skills to copy the B words written on the board. To allow the students practice following multi-step directions, they colored pictures of words that begin with letter B. Then; they cut it and organized it alphabetically to glue it on their dictionary notebooks. A group of students wrote sentences about themselves. With help, they used their own phonetic transcription to sound out the words and write them in appropriate cases with the needed spacing between words. Using dominos, they composed numbers 1-5 and wrote addition equations( e.g. 1+2=3) We collected the class data to make bar graphs ( numbers of boy vs. number of girls in class, number of students buying lunch vs. number of students packing lunch) Classroom Rules We reviewed the classroom rules and discussed the rules needed to be followed in the specials classes. National Symbols They were introduced to the national symbols ( The American flag, the bald eagle, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial,…etc) and their location in the US Map. Art Self Portrait Wellness Fine Motor Skills They finished their last week’s self-portrait project. They colored the pictures and added more details to them. 1. They Practiced writing numbers and numerals on their math journals. 2. They Practiced writing uppercase and lowercase B on their writing journals and on their “Zaner Bloser: Handwriting” book. Questions to Ask Your Child Subject Language Arts Math Social Studies Questions/Commands How does the letter B make? Name some words that begin with the letter B? What is a dictionary? What dictionary words did you color this week? How can you make (compose) number 5 or 4? Based on the bar graphs you made in class, which group has more- boys or girls? Name some American National symbols? Next Week We will focus on the letters P & T. We will continue to work on handwriting and writing using the proper writing conventions, sound-letter recognition, and identifying sight words. In Math, we will compose numbers 6-10; practice writing number names, and create patterns using colors and geometric shapes. REMINDERS o o o o o Mondays and Wednesdays are PE days, please dress your child in the PE uniform and make sure that are wearing appropriate PE shoes (sneakers) for these days. PTO Pizza payment is due by Sept 14th. Wednesday, September 16th is talk like a pirate day. Please refer to the attached flyer on the email for more information. Wednesday, September 16th is ice cream social- a PTO school event from 7PM till 8 PM. Next week the students are going to learn about the apple life cycle. Please provide your child with an apple by Monday.