Last modified: March 8, 2020
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. –Aristotle
NEWSLETTER, MARCH 9-13, 2020
- SEPTEMBER THEME: MISTAKES HELP US LEARN
- OCTOBER THEME: NEVER GIVE UP!
- NOVEMBER THEME: WE ACCEPT CHALLENGES
- DECEMBER THEME: I CAN DO HARD THINGS
- JANUARY THEME: I EVALUATE/CHECK MY OWN WORK
- FEBRUARY THEME: WE ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS!
- MARCH THEME: “SMART” IS SOMETHING YOU CAN GET
This Week’s Theme: Vases, Violets, and Volcanoes
- Literacy: Letter Vv
- Math: Counting to 100, writing to 30, addition & subtraction, finding missing numbers
- Check out great non-fiction books at the library about things that start with “V” like violins, vultures, vicunas, volcanoes, etc.
- Practice counting to 100 by 10s, by 5s, and by 1s.
- PRACTICE WILLY WORD WORM (i.e., the sight words). Write a sentence using your sight words, and draw a picture about it.
- Help your child practice writing his or her last name.
- Make and decorate a vase out of something you have at home (cans, plastic bottles, etc.). Now when spring comes, you’re ready to pick some flowers!
MARCH LEARNING TARGETS:
- I can count to 100.
- I can recognize and write 0-30.
- I know letters Aa through Xx (hear/see/say/write).
- I can read and write sight words.
- I can write my own idea, with finger spaces, punctuation, and a beginning capital.
- I can recognize the 5 flat shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, hexagon.
- I can add and subtract between 0-5.
LEARNING TARGETS for the year: I can read all of the letters, in different fonts. I know all of the letter sounds. I can read and write the 40 sight words. I can create and identify rhyming words. I capitalize “I.” I can write sentences, starting with a capital, ending with a punctuation mark, and using spaces between words. Math skills and concepts: addition and subtraction, write 0-20, measurements, 2D (flat) shapes, ten-frames, and counting to 100 by 10s and 1s. These are some of the skills we will be focusing on throughout the year. Our weekly themes and activities support these goals.