Classroom News

  • What Are We Studying?


    April/ May


    Math-  Extended addition/ subtraction, Data Collection, Financial Literacy

    Literacy- Identifying uppercase & lowercase letters, letter sounds, print & book awareness, retelling events, asking & answering questions

    Writing- Using proper conventions of writing, poetry, writing books using pictures & words

    Phonics- Bossy R words (-ar, -or, -ir, -ur, -er, -ear)

    Science- Objects in the Sky, Day/Night, Weather, Seasons

    Social Studies- basic needs, needs & wants, goods & services, family customs, Fiesta

    Social & Emotional- Reviewing strategies for managing emotions & solving problems with peers

    Language & Communication- 

    Fine Arts- Retelling a story & acting out important events

    Physical Development- 

    Technology Applications- Using a variety of technology for many purposes



    A reading log is sent home the first school day of every month.  It is due the last school day of every month. Students are expected to engage with reading on a nightly basis. This includes reading by themselves or to someone, as well as being read to by an adult or older child. Each week students will bring home a phonics/ literacy pack going along with our phonics curriculum focus for the week and a math practice page from our textbook practicing a skill we have previously taught in whole and small group. Besides just the homework menu, below you will find other activities to help your student be successful.


    Everyday- Read daily (reading includes your child reading words or pictures in a new or familiar book or someone older reading TO your child so your child hears proper fluency and expression, as well as more advanced vocabulary; your child needs to read at least 20 minutes EVERY DAY!).  Hunt for letters, rhyming words, and words that begin with the same sounds.  Decodable books from class are sent home regularly.

    Everyday- Review letters (uppercase and lowercase) and sounds;  review other phonemic awareness skills such as blending and segmenting words and manipulating sounds at the beginning, middle, and end of words to change the word into a new word.  It would be most beneficial for them to be able to use their knowledge of letter sounds to spell words and write sentences in their writing.

    Everyday- Count with and without objects;  The students need to be able to work with numbers to at least 120.  Practice making up and solving your their own story problems using both addition and subtraction.  Start at a number other than 1 and continue counting on.  Try starting at a number and counting backwards.  Practice recognizing small groups of objects without counting them, such as dots on dice, or take turns holding up fingers and recognizing how many there are without counting them every time. Identify large numbers in standard and expanded form and in terms of hundreds, tens, and ones.