Callie Cain

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Room 10 News

 Areas of focus for the week ahead: 3/16-3/20

  •  Phonological Awareness and Phonics: ow and ou sounds,  word segmentation, alliteration, blending, segmenting, rhyming, substitution, deletion 
  •  Literacy skills: we will be focusing on a mix of fiction and nonfiction texts text with the focus question: Why do people trade goods and services with each other?
  • Writing:  we are focusing on opinion writing, while also discussing and practicing all three types of writing (narrative, nonfiction, and opinion)
  • Math: Topic 10- Adding with Tens and Ones, Counting Collections
  • Reading: forming good reading habits, building reading stamina, partner reading, collaborative conversations, we are focusing on texts about technology and how technology impacts our lives
  • Social Studies: understanding goods and services and Kid Town!
  • 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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Important Dates

  • March 2: Kid Town begins!
  • March 13: no school
  • April 3: Town Hall Meeting (8:30-9:15)

Home Activities and Resources

  • phonemic awareness at home
  • importance of play time
  • free play
  • growth mindset- Carol Dweck
  • math- extra math practice for Topic 9, 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, start, right, how, when, far, try, after, call, live, year, found, you, people, where, again, country, before, done

Spelling Words

 ou and ow

brown, down, frown, count, sprout, round, loud, how, before, done

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
  • 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