Sight Words This Month: look, make, me, my, not, one, play red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we
Please be sure to check agendas tomorrow for a paper copy of this blog that also includes a handy calendar to keep all the important dates organized for you! There is also information coming home about our Home Reading Program!
Fire Prevention week is during the month of October and our class will be doing a variety of activities related to fire safety. Please take some time to discuss your family’s fire escape plan with your child and do the little homework project that is coming home this week in your child’s agenda!
Our Halloween parade this year falls on a Friday so students can wear simple costumes for the big parade which starts at 8:30 through the hallways with the entire school. Please join us if you are able and don’t forget your camera!
Curriculum Focus For The Month!
Language :Fall Theme
Review of letter sounds, introduction of word chunks or families, sight word recognition, printing, CVC words, sayn’slide words, reading strategies 1 & 2 (Lips The Fish) Look at the first letter and predict the word, Look at the picture and predict the word. (Eagle Eye)
Number sense to 10, making sets 5-10, ordering (before and after), read and write words to 10, one more, one less, count up and down to 20, review of patterns, beginning addition, subitize-knowing a number by it’s pattern ( ie. Dice) without having to count from one. We use power of ten cards and dice patterns.
Identify colours in a variety of natural and manufactured objects
compare and contrast colours, using terms such as lighter than, darker than, more blue, brighter than
order a group of coloured objects, based on a given colour criterion
predict and describe changes in colour that result from the mixing of primary colours and from mixing a primary colour with white or with black.
Belonging In A Group:
What helps us to recognize different groups or communities (e.g., landmarks, symbols, colours, logos, clothing)? (CC)
In what ways do we belong to more than one group or community at the same time? (CC, I)
In what ways do we benefit from belonging to groups and communities? (C, CC, I)
What are our responsibilities and rights at home, at school, in groups and in communities
Health Wellness (personal and safety)
describe the health benefits of physical activity
determine reasons for and apply safety rules at home and at school; e.g., demonstrate fire safety behaviours
describe and apply appropriate street safety behaviours in the community; e.g., as a pedestrian, passenger, cyclist
Games Unit: to encourage cooperation and positive interactions with classmates. Game etiquette and fair play in small and large group games.
Reflection Unit: Creating and appreciating patterns and prints in nature
Fall theme using apples, leaves, pumpkins, and more!
Thanks for reading all the way to the end! Whew!