The week is closing having been immersed in apples. We used our five senses to taste a variety of apple products. I am predicting that our voting results tomorrow will result in a landslide victory for — Apple Jacks! So much for our nutrition unit! We will learn about legends and explore the importance of Johnny Appleseed next week.
We have reached our reading stamina goal of 20 minutes , and have begun to learn to read with partners. Next week, I will introduce the “work on writing” component of Daily Five. Our first Reading Celebration is next week, and we invite you to come in and share a book or two with a group of children. It will begin at 2:00 and end at 2:25.
We will wrap up our concentration on short “a” sounds and begin short “i” next week. The word study sorts for next week are as follows:
Red: “ick” “ack” and “uck” word families
stick quack black snack thick truck trick quick stuck tick shack rack
Green: “ap” and “ag” word families
nap wag cap rag map bag tag flag lap
Blue: “ag” “eg” “ig” “og” “ug” word families
snag drug frog plug twig flag slug jog fig wig peg wag
Purple: “ug “ut” “un” word families
bug shut bun nut rug hut sun tug jug mug cut run
Our math next week will be ordinal numbers, problem solving and a quiz to end the week. Ask the children about the math alligator! In religion, we will complete our creation books, which the children are doing with partners, and learn about original sin through Adam and Eve.
Our Emperor is Bryce Cooney, who will entertain Captain Cook for the weekend. Many thanks to Caitlin Williams and her family for the delicious Farmer’s Market respberries.
September 25 — 1B Reading Celebration!!
September 26 — Noon dismissal
October 9 — 1st Grade field trip to the zoo! Please send in permission slips and money.
Have a beautiful fall weekend!