Welcome to Room 109!

(Week of 1/27/20)

Much of our reading this week will help us to compare and contrast various characters and settings.  We will also look to compare and contrast the ways that some insects are alike and different.  Our expository nonfiction selection, Honey Bees by Jesus Cervantes, will give us an interesting look at what happens inside a beehive.

Our phonics focus will be on the long e sound.  We will look at e making its long sound alone (he, she) and with a twin (feed, green). Because of our snow days last week, we will continue to work with long u as well. We will also be listening for and practicing syllables throughout the week.  Nouns will pop their heads up in grammar as we review the fact that nouns name people, places, animals and things.  As we read, we will note that nouns can be in more than one place in a sentence.

Related facts and fact families will be our main math focus.  We will also continue our work to determine whether a fact is true or false with balanced equations.



Important Dates:

  •  February 11 = Primary Day/ Teacher Workshop Day = No School
  • February 13 = Valentine's Celebration
  • February 24 - February 28 = February Vacation

 Classroom Wish List:

  • Tissues
  • Paper towels 
  • Napkins
  • Wet Ones wipes
  • Ziplock bags (any size)
  • Books and board games no longer used at home
  • Toys no longer used at home (especially Matchbox cars and small plastic animals/people)
  • Child appropriate magazines and catalogs (for cutting and collage)