What we are learning
This week we will begin a new unit called, “Construction Zone”. We will learn about building things. Using the topic, “I Can Build,” we will read stories about tools, materials, buildings, and construction. Our new letter this week is Letter B. We will bubble paint and make a fish from hearts, discussing the sound “sh” makes. Also, we will discuss shadows and make a groundhog craft for Groundhog’s Day, Saturday, Feb 2!
Please continue to review all letters learned so far (S,T,P,O X, Y,U,W,F,A,Z). We are getting there! Please continue working on identifying numbers and counting, as well as name-writing (if your child can write his/her first name, move on to last name.)
We will continue to work on the sight words “I” and “like” by making sentences “I like ____.” We will practice writing the words and identifying them. If I sent sight words home with your child, please review them daily. If not, please keep reviewing the letters of the alphabet and letter sounds.
Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Friday, February 13th from 10 am to 6 pm, with teacher lunch from 1:00-2:30. I will be sending home a list of available times to meet. Remember, they are on a first come basis. Please choose your top three times and return the form to me as soon as possible, or let me know by email. I will send a letter or email confirming your conference time.
Bb Poster – Gather Bbs from newspaper or magazine headlines. Help your child make a Bb poster. You can decorate the poster by adding pictures, photographs, or drawings of things whose names start with Bb.
Learning the ABCs – Your child will listen to the alphabet book Alphabet Under Construction this week, Page through other alphabet books together, paying special attention to the ABC order. Encourage your child to predict what letter you will read about next in the book.