Callie Cain

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 Areas of focus for the week ahead: 12/16-12/20

*We will be doing a penguin unit through the month of December.*

  •  Phonological Awareness and Phonics: three letter blends (scr, spl, squ, str)  word segmentation, alliteration, blending, segmenting, rhyming 
  •  Literacy skills: we will be focusing predominantly on fiction text with the focus question: How do people create stories? and Who is the narrator?
  • Writing:  we are focusing on nonfiction writing, we are learning how to write all about books, while also discussing and practicing the three types of writing (narrative, nonfiction, and opinion)
  • Math: Topic 5- Addition Facts to 20
  • Reading: forming good reading habits, building reading stamina, partner reading
  • Social Studies: how to be a good community member, maps (identifying continents and oceans)
  • Science: matter (solids, liquids, and gases)
  •  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
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CALLIE CAIN

(650) 312-7500 ext. 4062

ccain@smfc.k12.ca.us


Important Dates

  • December 13: Art in Action
  • December 20: Publishing Party

Home Activities and Resources

  • phonemic awareness at home
  • importance of play time
  • free play
  • growth mindset- Carol Dweck
  • math- extra math practice for Topic 4, counting, organizing, and sorting 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, she, little, one, jump, are, look, come, here, what, put, now, went, out, was, good, who, our, once, hurt, when, because


Spelling Words

 three letter blends

scratch, scrub, split, sprint, squid, squish, stretch, strap, because, when


Helpful Links


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
  • RECESS
  • 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 
  • 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

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