This week in Daily 5 the students are so excited. Today they got 14 minutes and 21 seconds of stamina. That is reading independently with out interruption or distraction. This is awesome! Now that they are nearing 15 minutes of independence I am able to give individualized instruction. Go Firsties!!! You are rocking this.
In Zoo Phonics we are learning about the "bossy e." This is when the silent "e" at the end of the word makes the vowel sound "long." For example: blade, shade, made, bake, cake, date, late, skate. In my opinion this is one of the most fun phonics concepts, kids really start to feel like they are breaking the code when they can spot this spelling pattern. Help your child look for and identify the "bossy e" when you are out and about or when they are reading.
Science Friday- Last week we learned about animals that use camouflage. Ask your first grader why camouflage is important and what animal/insect we learned about and searched for in our pretend forest. You will get to search our pretend forest too with your first grader on Open House night. Keep thinking about animal adaptations and how they might inspire you in the up coming science project. We are talking about ideas daily in class and I will post them on our Facebook page.
Homework- read for 20 minutes a night and I have included 2 math pages as required homework. For this reason I did not include a menu this week. As the math concepts get more complicated it is so beneficial to do these math pages with your student. If you have any questions or confusion please email me.
Science project assignment page
VIP assignment page
Have a great week,