December 6, 2010
Reading: We will be reading My Buddy Stan and Biscuit. We will take a comprehension test on Friday. Our word skills this week are short u families and blends. In writing we are working on focusing on one topic with writing our sentences, as well as capitalization and punctuation. Spelling words will be in the agendas. HF: jump, more, steep, time, with.
Math: We are working on skip counting and ordinals. Students need to know how to skip count by 2s, 5s, and 10s to 100; they also need to be able to count backward from 30. Students need to know the order of numbers from first to tenth, reading in a series from left to right, right to left, top to bottom, and bottom to top.
Science: We are working with natural resources. Natural means coming from nature. Resource means we use it to live. Some natural resources are plants, animals, soil, rocks and minerals, oil, water, and air.
Social Studies: We are working with reading maps and map skills. Students need to know that we live in the state of Virginia and Richmond is the capital. We live in the United States with Washington, DC as our capital. Maps are flat and globes are round models of the earth. Symbols are a picture that stands for something else and can be found on a map legend or key. The cardinal directions are north, east, south, and west. Study guides are in the red folders. We will assess on Friday.