Callie Cain

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                                          Areas of focus for the week ahead: 8/19-8/23

 Phonological Awareness and Phonics: alphabet review, word segmentation, alliteration, blending, segmenting, rhyming 

 Literacy skills: concepts about print- a sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with punctuation

Writing:  how to write a small moment story with a beginning, middle, and end with details, forming good writing habits

Math: advancing number sense through Counting Collections

Reading: forming good reading habits, building reading stamina

Social Studies: how to be a good community member


 Social Emotional Skills: communication 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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(650) 312-7500 ext. 4062

Important Dates

 August 13: First Day of School

August 15: Back to School Night (7-7:30)

August 29: Picture Day

September 2: Labor Day-no school

Home Activities and Resources

phonemic awareness at home

importance of play time

free play

growth mindset- Carol Dweck

math- count and organize things

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, 

Spelling Words


Helpful Links

IXL Login

Geography Games

Math Playground



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 phonological awareness/phonics

9:15-9:45 literacy activity

9:45-10:25  writing workshop


10:45-11:15 math/PMT rotations

11:15-11:45 math games/science/social studies/small group instruction

11:45-12:10 math/PMT rotations 


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



Classroom Wish List

multicultural crayons

AILUKI magnetic blocks

EMIDO disk building blocks

The Invisible Boy

Pigeon Has to Go to School

Be Kind

animal figures play set

Calico Critters doll house

Calico Critters Friends