2/1 Report cards go home
2/5 Walk to the public library
2/14 School Spirit Day- wear red or pink
2/15-2/18 Presidents' Day Holiday Recess- no school
2/27 Spring pictures
This month we will practice "tapping out" or decoding words. We will also learn how to blend sounds together to make cvc words (consonant-vowel-consonant words)
We will continue to review the first 30 words on the
Fry Word List.
In Reader's Workshop we will focus on using our reading strategies (or "superpowers") to help us figure out tricky words.
Please remember to read every night and return the reading baggies to school each day. Remind your children to look for sight words they have learned and to point under each word as they read!
Although we are working on our fluency, it is very important that your child comprehends what he/she has read. Try to talk to your children about each book when they are done reading. Ask about the main idea ("This book was about.."), have them retell the story from beginning to end, find out what their favorite part was and why, and see if the book reminds them of another book or something from their own lives.
In Writer's Workshop, we will focus on writing "All About" books. We will think of a variety of topics we are familiar with and work on teaching others everything we know about those topics. Emphasis will be placed on volume, working with a variety of writing papers, and planning/writing sentences.
In Math we will talk about measurement.
In Social Studies, we will concentrate on Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day.
In Science we will learn about Groundhog's Day and the weather.