During November students will reading Kevin Henkes books. We will be reading his books and practicing retelling the stories using transition words and details. Don't forget to have your child practice this in the books they bring home each night. We will also be using nonfiction books during our small group guided reading times, and looking for the index, glossary, and table of contents.
Starting in November we will continue adding the second marking period sight words to our word wall along with a new word family chunk each week. Don't forget to review these words each night before the test each Friday! We will also be taking these words and looking at how we can add various endings to change the word (ed, s, and ing). Find fun ways home to help your child learn these new words!
During November we will be writing nonfiction chapter books. We are going to write about topics that we know a lot of true information about. We will be writing how-tos, making lists, and drawing pictures with labels and captions. We will be taking a look at a lot of nonfiction books as good examples of how to write true information, so we will be learning new facts every day!
We will be spending a lot of time focusing on addition strategies. We will be using a number line, touch spots, doubles facts and more. All of these strategies will help us to become faster with our facts. We will also be starting our Rocket Math program which will be a one minute timed paper and pencil addition test given three days a week. Students will be working to learn their facts quickly and accurately to beat their personal goal and move up through the various Rocket Math fact levels. This program will provide students with homework throughout the week so look for it on the "bring back" side of their homework folder. We will be able to show you examples of this at conferences.
During this month we will be learning about our five senses in preparation for our field trip to the Byrnes Center on Friday, November 8th. We will also be spending some time talking about our families, how our families are different, and traditions our families have. We will also be completing a family project on our blogs!
Don't forget to sign up for conferences, we have so much to share with you!
Conferences are November 25th and 26th!