Topic outline

  • General

    Contact: Mariah.stafford@millbrookcsd.org

    Class List:

    Michael

    Roberto

    Samritik

    Emmett

    Hazel

    Alexander

    Freya

    Juliana

    Alison

    Emma

    Fernando

    Beatrice

    Pavel

    Daniel

    Katie

    Greyson

    • Specials Schedule

      ****Be sure to wear sneakers on gym days!

      FEBRUARY EVENTS:

      2/3 - Send back signed report card envelopes

      2/4 - Scholastic book order due

      Online code: Q9XWV

      2/14 - Valentines Day, wear pink / red

      2/17 - No school: President's Day

      2/27 - Spring Pictures

      • Sight Words

        High Frequency Words / Sight Words

        The goal by June is to demonstrate mastery of the first 50 words; if your child is ready to continue on, please encourage that at home!  The more words your child can retain, the better their fluency will be!  If you would like another copy of the complete word list, please let me know and I will make sure to send one home! 

        https://sightwords.com/sight-words/fry/#lists

        • Curriculum

          Fundations: we will be working on lowercase and uppercase letter identification (letter / keyword (picture) / sound), rhyming, syllable counting, short vowels, beginning and ending sounds, conventions and CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words.

          February Reader's workshop: we will be continuing to read from our book baggies.  Please make sure the book baggies come back to school each and every day.  Using the books from our bags, we will work on our "reading superpowers"

          • Pointer power (pointing under each word as you read, each word gets only one tap)
          • Using snap words (sight words) to help our reading
          • Checking the first letter of the word and making sure it matches the word we are saying out loud
          • Rereading to make sure it makes sense
          • Using our partners to help us read
          • Picture power - using the picture to help figure out what the words say
          • Talking about books (comprehension, retelling and making connections to what we are reading)

          ***Don't forget to use the RazKids online program at home.

          February Writer's workshop: we are continuing to work on drawing and writing with details.  Adding more to our picture, labeling things in our picture.  Paying attention to writing conventions (capital letters, punctuation, spaces between words).  We are also working on adding more to our writing, adding an ending, sharing our work with our partners.  Students will be expected to use an alphabet chart, vowel chart and sight word chart to help them in their writing.  We are continuing to work on writing true stories and telling a story across pages.

          Math

          Past concepts that we will continue to review:

          -Matching / sorting

          -2d and 3d shapes

          -Patterns

          -Numbers 0-5

          -Numbers to 10, counting and cardinality and 1:1 correspondence.

          -Ordering number to 10

          -Comparing sets

          *Going forward we will be working on comparing numbers and measurement.

          Science

          - Weather & Climate

          - Meteorologists

          - Forces and Interactions (Push and Pull)

          - Ecosystems: animals, plants and their environment.

          Social Studies:

          - Integrity - acting the way we should, even when no one is looking

          - Responsibility

          - Kindness

          - Generosity / Giving

          - Needs / Wants

          -Being a good citizen

          -President's Day

          • Building a Reader at Home

            Explore Books

            •Give your child opportunities to visit libraries or bookstores to find topics and books that interest them.

            Make it Fun

            •Reading should not be a chore.  Read with your child every day, discuss books, research topics and do book activities together.

            Be an Example

            •Children learn by example, so let your child see you reading (a book, newspaper, cookbook, etc.)

            Ask Questions

            •Make predictions.
            •Who are the characters?
            •What is the setting?
            •What is the main idea?
            •What was the problem and solution?
            •What was the moral?
            • Retell the story in your own words.

            Pick Good Fit Books

            A book that is a good match for your child should meet the following requirements:

            purpose for reading, interest, can they understand?, can they retell?, do they know most of the words?

            Read, Read, Read

            • Be sure to read every day.  Students can read independently, aloud to an adult, or back and forth taking turns.