Callie Cain

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 Areas of focus for the week ahead: 12/10-12/14

*We will also be doing a special penguin unit in December.*

 Phonics: review of short vowel sounds

 Literacy skills: concepts about print, a sentence begins with a capital and ends with a period, being able to share something about what we read, text to self connections, and main idea and details, identifying nonfiction and fiction books, focusing on nonfiction and why living things change

Writing:  we will begin our next writing unit on nonfiction informational writing, students will be writing All About Books on topics of their choosing

Math: Topic 5: Addition Facts to 20

Reading: building stamina during read to self time and building good habits while reading such as: taking a sneak peek and making predictions, checking your predictions, rereading, retelling, finding your favorite part, and rereading to smooth out your voice, we are focusing on nonfiction texts, specifically how living things grow and change

Science: we will begin our unit on plants and animals

 Social Emotional Skills: responsible decision making when no one is looking, working together, helping one another, filling each other buckets, solving problems respectfully

Callie Cain

 

 

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CALLIE CAIN

(650) 312-7500 ext. 4062

ccain@smfcsd.net


Important Dates

December 7: report cards go home

December 12: district wide Disaster Drill

December 14: Art in Action

December 21-January 7: Winter Break


Home Activities

-math: Topic 4: Addition and Subtraction Facts to 12

-reading: read to self, read to someone, have someone read to you, read using different character voices, sort your books (fiction and nonfiction)

-outdoor activities: create something with chalk, jump rope, ride a bike, swim, practice tying your shoes, count, sort, and organize things, make an obstacle course or treasure hunt, do yoga, garden, animal watching

-indoor activities: play a board game or card game, cook or bake something, count, sort, and organize things, set the table, practice tying your shoes, write a thank you note, make a comic, write a note to a relative, keep a journal, paint, draw, do origami, make a collage


Word Wall Words

Students should be able to read and spell these words.

the, I, to, a, is, my, go, me, like, on, in, so, we, it, and, up, at, see, he, do, you, an, can, no, am, she, see, little, jump, one, look, are, come, here, what, put, now, went, out, was, went, who


Spelling Words

reviewing short vowel sounds

no spelling words until after break

 


Helpful Links

IXL Login

Geography Games

Math Playground

Raz-Kids

Starfall

Scholastic Reading Club-P9BYL


Daily Schedule

8:20-8:40 number of the day /handwriting practice

8:40-8:50 calendar activities

8:50-9:15 phonics

9:10-9:30 literacy activity

9:30-10:25  writing workshop

RECESS

10:45-11:15 math/PMT rotations

11:15-11:45 math games/science/social studies

11:45-12:10 math/PMT rotations 

LUNCH

1:10-2:30 reading workshop

read to self (guided reading groups)

partner reading (guided reading groups)

center rotations/science/social studies 

2:30-2:40 read aloud

Music-Tuesdays 1:50-2:20

Computer Lab-Thursdays 9:00-10:00

Library-Fridays 9:00-9:25