Welcome Back and Happy 2017!
Reading: We are working on beginning, middle, end of stories and character/setting. Our word skills this week are reviewing digraphs and verbs (action words) and -ed endings. Writing is a simple topic but still focusing on complete sentences, punctuation and capitalization and using describing words.
Math: We are always working on computation facts (addition and subtraction) but have added sorting. Students have to sort by color, size, shape, and thickness. We are also working on calendar skills. Students need to know how to read a calendar (yesterday, today, tomorrow) as well as next week and last week. A calendar is also a measure to tell time. Our math benchmark is scheduled for Thursday, January 5.
Science: We will learn sun and earth relationships. The sun is the source of most light and heat for the earth. The sun warms the land, water, and air. The sun’s position in the morning is east; the sun’s position in late afternoon is west.
Social Studies: We are finishing holidays/traditions/local government and will assess Friday. Then we will finish the 9 weeks learning about climate, physical surroundings, location, and seasons.
Notes: January 16 is MLK holiday. We will not be in school.