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                                                     Week 1

Literature Book for the Week

Fix-It Duck by  Jez Alborough

Phonemic Awareness

 

Point to and ask what the letter is:  Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn

 

 

Phonics

Ask what sounds the letters make.  Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn

High Frequency Words

Practice reading these letters.

I                 am

Vocabulary Development

 

 

 

AMAZING WORDS!

Word to practice using around the house.

repair, leak, steep, ladder, puddles, shed

 

Text Comprehension

Talk about the characters and setting in the books that you read to your child.

Predict what could happen in the book before you read to your child it by looking at the cover.

We are learning to retell a story by looking at the pictures.

Grammar

Have your child practice printing his/her name. 

Handwriting

Practice printing the letters Ff-Jj

Practice making the strokes going down.

Letter Jingles may be found at: http://www.gkestner.com/Letterform.htm

Phonological Awareness

We are learning that rhyming words are words that sound the same except at the beginning.

We are looking at the number of  syllables in a word.

Writing

We are learning that sentences begin with a capital letter and end with a period.

We are learning to dictate sentences.

The children are completing sentences.

Listening and Speaking

We are responding to literature through drama.

We are learning to expand our vocabulary.

Social Studies

Unit on "Me"

We are also learning to be good friends.

We are comparing places.

Science

Units on :   Science Inquiry and The Five Senses

We are learning how things float, what tools we use to help others, animal traits, recognizing what we look like.

We are observing the effects of weather.

Religion

Bible Stories:  Creation and Adam and Eve

We are practicing doing the Sign of the Cross.

We are learning about Mass, proper behavior in Church, and praying the Rosary.

We are working on the following prayers:    Bless us, O Lord

                                                                  Glory to the Father

                                                                  Hail Mary

Math Investigations

*identifying by color, size and shape

*same and different

     We will work on recognizing the basic shapes (circle, square, triangle, rectangle, moon, star, oval, diamond).  We will also be working on the rhombus, pentagon, hexagon, octagon and trapezoid.  In conclusion, we will also be working on the solid shapes (triangular prism, rectangular prism, pyramid, sphere, cube, cone, and cylinder).

Computers

 

We are learning to log on by ourselves.  We are learning to type in our user name and password.  We then log on to internet explorer.  We are learning to go to favorites and click on the two sites listed below.

We will be working on rhyming words. 

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bll/reggie/index.htm

http://pbskids.org/sesame/elmosworld/index.html  

We will be working on beginning sounds.

http://www.kiddonet.com/gb/flash/phonics/Intro.html

http://pbskids.org/lions/videos/hungup.html

http://www.starfall.com/n/level-k/index/load.htm?f

http://teacher.scholastic.com/clifford1/flash/phonics/index.htm

Literacy Centers

*Art with Mrs. Bender

*"I am blue." Cut and Paste Activity

*The Kissing Hand Listening Center and Letter Matching Activity

*Football Letter Matching Activity

*ABC Play Dough Activities

*Read the Room Letter Wands

*Rhyming Puzzles

*Zoo Phonic Sound Matching Activity

Math Tubs

(We are working on the Number Sense Concepts for 0-5.)

*Five Frame Play Dough Activities

*Two-Sided Colored Circle Activities using Five Frames

*White Board Activities -drawing pictures while counting, writing numeral names zero-five

*Practicing writing 0-5 on white boards.

*We are using tally sticks to count.