April

We are almost finished the 3rd nine weeks of school and have just a few more months of school left! We will continue to work hard. Here is what we will be doing this month:

Reading Stories: The Butterfly, If you Give a Pig a Pancake, The Forest, Johnny Appleseed

Comprehension Strategies: 1.10d Identify text features such as pictures, heading, charts and captions to locate information;
1.10g Identify the main idea and details; 1.9g Sequencing and
Retell stories and event using beginning, middle and end; Non-fiction; 1.10g Identify the main idea and details; 1.10b use prior and background knowledge; 1.10c set a purpose for reading

Writing: 1.13b Focus on writing narrative piece that includes two sequenced events with some details and conclusion; 1.13 Review writing process using writers check list; Review: 1.13e correct punctuation, capitalization; 1.13 Review writing process using writers check list focusing on descriptive words

Word Wall Words:
3/31:
After
People
Their
Put
Could
4/7:
Talk
His
Saw
Know
Pretty
4/14:
Review A-E words
4/28:
Review F-K words

Whole Group Phonics: -ing, compound words, sounds of ‘oo’

Math:
Estimation SOL 1.4
Addition/Subtraction using near doubles strategy SOL 1.5
Addition/Subtraction using making ten strategy SOL 1.5

Unit:
Animals SOL 1.5 (Project Due April 3)
Spring SOL 1.7
Natural Resources SOL 1.8

March

Spring is almost here! We will be learning a lot this month.
READING

Reading Stories:
Poetry Unit; That Toad is Mine; Lost; If You Give a Pig a Pancake

Comprehension:
1.9 h Identify words and phrases that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses
1.9i Read and reread poems with accuracy and meaningful expression
1.9h Identify the main idea or theme
1.10c relate to previous experiences
1.10c set a purpose for reading
1.9d Make and confirm predictions
1.9g Retell stories and event using beginning, middle and end
1.9g Sequencing and
Retell stories and event using beginning, middle and end

Word Wall Words:
3/10
Want
Has
He
Boy
Very
3/17
Quit
Him
Thing
Because
Tell
3/24
Zoo
School
Teacher
Off
Old
3/31
Talk
His
Saw
Know
Pretty

Whole Group Phonics:
Long vowel and other vowel patterns (ai, ay, oa, ow, ee, ea, oon, ook)

Writing:
1.13c Descriptive words in writing poetry
1.13d Publishing – use complete sentences in final copies
1.13b Focus on writing narrative piece that includes two sequenced events with some details and conclusion

Handwriting:
Letters ‘S’, ‘B’, ‘P’, ‘R’

MATH

1.11-Calendar Language
1.5-Making 10 with addition and subtraction
1.18-Equality
1.6-Story Problems
1.8-Time to the Half Hour

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES

1.12 Communities
1.6 Geography
1.5 Animals