What we are learning
This is our final week on the unit “The City and the Country”. We will review the city and the country and compare/contrast the two, reading stories about both. Our new letter this week is letter Vv (van, volcano, violin, vest, valentine). We will experiment with float and sink this week, and I look forward to the students’ reactions when we make a volcano in class using baking soda, vinegar, and red food coloring!
Please continue to review all the other letters and letter sounds taught this year (S,T,P,O,Y.B,U,F,X, W,Z,M,A,R,C,Q). We have already learned over half of the alphabet!
Don’t forget! Kindergarten Registration will be held Wednesday, March 12 from 8am-5pm at your child’s home zoned school. Please register your child at this date. Email me or call if you have questions!
Please send in…
An empty toilet paper roll for a craft we are doing this week. Thanks!
Last week we discussed and identified questions and question marks. We will continue that, also reviewing our sight words already learned: I, see, like, a.
We will also begin teaching “to” and “go” and make sentences: “I like to go _____.”
Vv Van – draw the outline of a van on a piece of paper. Help you child find Vv in magazines and newspaper headlines. Circle the letters and cut them out. Help your child paste the letters on the van. You can also find pictures of things beginning with the letter V to glue on the van.
Reading together – children will listen to a story titled “The Apple Dumpling” on Wednesday. Ask your child to name things the old woman in the story trades to get apples to make the dumpling. Read other stories about buying and selling things with your child.
Coins We will continue to learn about money this week (pennies and quarters). Talk about each coin with your child and have them sort coins. Have your child count pennies. You could set up a “store” at home. Assign items a price and have your child count out pennies to “buy” an item.