Sunday, December 4, 2011

What's Happening the Week of December 5th Through December 9th

Everyone is working very hard to learn our two Christmas songs that the K-1 Class will be singing on December 11th.  Our two Christmas songs are:  "Santa", and "Go Tell It On the Mountain".


Phonics----The students will contiue their study of "Rr" words.  Then, the students will begin their study of "Kk" words.  Some "Kk" words will be:  kit, kiss, ask, and kin.  The keyword to be used , to help the students remember the "Kk" sound, is kite.

Reading----The students will be reading word lists and phonics booklets.

Handwriting----The students will be writing the letters "Rr" and "Kk".

Math----The students will be comparing numbers to 12, and identifying and writing numbers from 13 to 20.

Religion----In Chapter 14, the students will learn about Christmas.  Each Christmas we celebrate Jesus' birth. 

First Grade

Phonics----The students will be studying contractions, words with the letter "Xx", and "Yy", and the sound of "sh".

Reading----The students will continue reading and doing workbook pages, from the story, "Did You See Chip?",pp. 36-54.  Then, the students will begin reading the story, "Tomas Rivera", pp. 62-80.  Through this story, the students will be introduced to words that contain the sounds of "qu" and "wh".  The students will also be reading "Treasure Words" this week.

English----The students will be learning when to use the verbs---is, are, was, and were.  Then, the students will learn about contractions.

Spelling----In Unit 18, the students will be reviewing the words from Units 13-17.  The spelling words that will be on Friday's, December 9th spelling test are:  stop, much, clap, shop, tell, slip, will, trip, flap, drum, and best.

Handwriting----The students will be printing the letters "n" and "O", and learning about "Mary".

Writing----The boys and girls will be writing spelling word sentences and their own story to go along with the characters from the "Tomas Rivera" story.

Social Studies----Everyone will be learning about "Natural Resources", "Putting Things in Order" , and "People With Great Ideas".

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