Last Update- 12-4-17
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Reading News- Reading More Nonfiction Text!
Hi! Last week, we read a non-fictional, documentary story about A Trip to the Fire Station. We read about what a firefighter is, the tools they use and how they fight fires. At the beginning of this week, we are using the information we learned about firefighters and creating a poster to show our learning. Each student will be creating an informational poster writing focusing on what we learned. We are also creating a firefighter model showing the clothes and tools firefighters wear and use.
This week we will not be doing a new Storytown lesson as we will be focusing more nonfiction text using our Scholastic News magazines to learn about interesting topics and more nonfiction text features. Next week they will be bringing home these Scholastic News articles and their theme 2 phonics and spelling assessments that were given last week so you can see how they did at remembering the word families we learned about. Remember to encourage your child’s reading abilities by having them read 15 minutes at home each day. Thanks for your reading support!
Math Learning-Greater Than, Less Than, Ten more/Less and Odd/Even
During the week we are continuing our district adopted Envision math program. This week and next week we will be finishing topic five which focuses on place value strategies. This week we are learning how to recognize odd and even numbers as well as using numbers from a data chart to show our place value skills. At the end of the week we will be reviewing our place value unit and taking our topic five test to see how much we have learned.
Greater than /less than 1 more/1 less Counting forward/counting backward
Before/after 10 more/10 less ones, tens Skip counting
Nonfiction Word Study!
This week we will not be doing a weekly, Storytown spelling lesson as we will be focusing on special words found in our Scholastic News articles that we will be reading. This nonfiction text presents some “powerful” words that we will use for both spelling practice and vocabulary. Stay tuned next week as these completed articles will be coming home for your child to share with you.
School Food Drive Continues!
Mr. Miller (a former teacher at Yacolt) is helping the Lions Club with their annual food drive. Every year, Yacolt Primary helps Mr. Miller collect food for needy families in our community for the Lions Club. The Lions Club collects donated food and also purchases turkeys, fresh fruit and veggies, and dairy items. It would be great if for our class could help out with this food drive. I thought we could choose the 12 Days of Christmas as our inspiration… please participate if you can…
On the first day of Christmas (Dec. 1) our class can donate…
Nov. 29 – Canned vegetables Dec.7– Cereal
Nov. 30 – Canned fruit Dec. 8 – Cake/muffin mixes
Dec. 1 – Canned meat-chicken/tuna Dec. 11 – Toiletries-Paper, Toothpaste
Dec. 4 – Peanut Butter & Jelly Dec. 12 – Beans
Dec. 5 – Pasta (Mac & Cheese) Dec. 13 – Desserts
Dec. 6 – Soups Dec. 14 – Baby food
During our collection time please feel free to use the grocery shopping list (shown above) and have all the items handy by the front door to take to school each day. Just please make sure all items are within sell by date. …. Thanks for all those who have given to our school food drive. Your donations are so important to the needy families we have in our community!
Thanks and have a great week!