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Reading: This week we played ZAP for the second time. Students pull out a Popsicle stick with a letter on it and says it aloud. They did a great job this second week recognizing and recalling letter sounds.
We also spent the week identifying the last sound in words. This can be a tricky transition from beginning sounds so continue working with your child at home so that they can distinguish the difference between beginning and ending sounds. On Friday, we reviewed print concepts within our own level reader books. Students were able to identify the front/back cover of the book, title page, where to start reading, show that we read left to right.
Writing: This week we were able to write in our writing folders! We learned how to use our writing folders the right way and the procedure for retrieving and returning our folder at the start and end of writer's workshop. We have continued writing "I like" sentences to go along with our drawings. Everyone has done a great job being creative and coming up with writing topics. I am excited to see all of our writers evolve over the next few weeks.
Math: This week we worked on recognizing numbers 1-20. We used a big floor number line to recognize numbers this week. The kids loved getting up and hopping on the number said aloud. We also played SWAT IT to see how fast we could find the correct number said aloud.
This week we added another choice to Math by Myself and Number Work. The kids had a blast using play doh to make shapes and numbers.
Content: We spent the week learning all about pumpkins. We first made a tree map listing all the things we know about pumpkins. We also discussed the lifecycle of a pumpkin and put each step in order. On Friday we explored a pumpkin that was picked on our field trip. We were able to use our senses to complete our pumpkin investigation.
This week we took our first field trip to Exploration Acres. We we're able to take a wagon ride to go back to the pumpkin patch. Once at the patch we took time picking out the perfect pumpkin to bring back with us. It was such a nice and sunny day to be at the pumpkin patch learning about pumpkins and exploring outside.
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