It is great to be back with the kids this week! I heard so much about all the fun they had at the aquarium and the beach. I will post some pictures of the beach soon.
This week we have started a new unit called ‘Books Alive’. Books inform and entertain us. We have been reading The Snail and the Whale. We are looking at the characters and settings in the story. Ask your child about this story. We are designing our own story wheel to sequence and retell the story.
In Reader’s Workshop we are ‘Becoming Avid Readers’. We have discussed what it means to be an avid reader and how we can properly take care of books.
Avid Readers – Read a lot!
– Find places everywhere to read
– Keep a stack of books-in-waiting
– Can’t stop reading
– REALLY pay attention to the book.
Encourage your child to talk about being an avid reader to help further nurture a love for reading at home. Heap lots of praise on your child when you notice them being an avid reader!
In writer’s workshop we are becoming ‘How to’ writers. ‘How to’ writing helps to teach the reader how to do something. Children must think carefully about each step in the process they are describing.
We have been doing lots of fun rotating Math activities working on addition, subtraction, ten frames, base ten and counting. In Literacy we have been working on blends, rhymes and sight words.
This week we have started PM testing for reading and Sight word testing, this will continue next week
Lots of avid readers!