In Spalding we will continue our phonogram review. This will consist of an oral review of the sounds as well as the correct formation. This week in Spalding we will review sh, ee, th, ow, oo, ch, ar, ay, ai, oy, oi, er, ir, ur, wor, ear, ng, ea, aw, au, or, ck, wh, ed, ew, ui and oa.
In Literature we will begin reading Aesop's fables. A different fable will be read aloud each day. The read aloud will be followed by a Socratic discussion on the moral of the story. We will create a Response to Literature each day that will give your child a reference for the moral of the story.
Our poem for August is The Caterpillar. We have been working on memorizing it as a class, please have your child practice reciting it at home to ensure he or she will be prepared to present it to the class at the end of the month.
By: Christina G Rosetti
Brown and furry
Caterpillar in a hurry;
Take your walk
To the shady leaf, or stalk.
May no toad spy you,
May the little birds pass by you;
Spin and die,
To live again a butterfly.
Students will be finishing their unit on numbers to 10 this week. Our test on Tuesday will be on material from kindergarten. We will begin Unit 2 on Thursday. We will begin to unpack the concept of number bonds and how numbers can be put together and broken apart. The Math Workbook will begin going home for homework starting next week.
This week in history we will continue learning about Ancient Mesopotamia. We will discuss cuneifor, and how it emerged to record what the Mesopotamians bought sold and traded, how to make medicines from plants, laws, prayers stories and much more. Later in the week we will talk about religion in Ancient Mesopotamia. Your child will learn about the important role of temples and create a pop-up ziggurat. We will also hear the myth of Gilgamesh.
In science we will be asking What is matter? Then we will work to identify different matter and its 3 different states. We will do a project to talk about how they differ from each other.
Please also keep these upcoming dates in mind:
August 16th- Curriculum night; a night we will discuss an overview of curriculum and class expectations
August 30th - Volunteer night; if you would like to help in our classroom please attend and we will share with you what you can expect to be doing when working with students.
September 4th- Singapore and Spalding night; we will give a demo lesson for each area and explain how you can help your scholar at home in both these areas as well as answer questions.
Love and Logic Tip
Empathy should be delivered sincerely.
Virtue of the Week
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri
8:10 to 8:55 Spalding
8:55 to 9:35 Special
9:35 to 10:45 Math
10:45 to 11:05 Recess
11:05 to 11:35 Writing with Ease
11:35 to 12:00 Lunch
12:00 to 12:35 Literature
12:35 to 1:20 Science or History
(1:00 to 1:20 Library - Monday only)
1:20 to 1:40 Recess
1:40 to 2:20 Special
2:20 to 3:05 Reading Groups
8:10 to 8:45 Spalding
8:45 to 9:15 Science
9:15 to 10:25 Math
10:25 to 10:45 Recess
10:45 to 11:25 Literature
11:25 to 11:55 History
11:55 to 12:25 Science
Monday - Art, Library, and Latin
Tuesday - P.E. and Music
Thursday - Latin and Art
Friday - Music and P.E.