Fall has arrived and with it comes a beautiful time of year with brisk weather, colorful scenes and activities for all to enjoy! In our class we relate lesson to the season, nocturnal animals, pumpkins and fire safety.
The class has adjusted very well and ready to learn. Each morning we focus on phonics/ language arts lessons focusing on the Scott Foresman Reading Series. We begin with the “BIG BOOK” which introduces characters, settings, new words and definitions, high frequency words and a related booklet we practice in class and should be practiced at home to reinforce skills. The student’s faces are gleaming as they begin to read simple sentences! There are also related books to each story which we will read in small groups.
The Math unit this month is geometric shapes and patterns. Prepare to hear about spheres, cylinders, cubes, cones, rectangular and triangular prisms as they search for them at school, home and everywhere they go! Patterns are also a favorite which are practice with hands on lessons. It is a fun lesson to practice anytime…anywhere!
In science we begin ‘Healthy Me’ unit. Our Amazing Body is the start as we focus on the brain, heart, lungs and bones. We introduce the importance of healthy eating and exercise!
God Made the World Around Me’ is the lesson in Religion. His gifts are all around us and we will learn about take the time to look and see all the beauty of nature.
The character trait is Obedience. The symbol of the chipmunk does his best to follow rules in nature to protect himself and keep safe. An important lesson for the students to learn and follow also!
October is Fire Safety. The class will learn the importance of what to do practicing fire drills in class and what to do at home.
Homework begins this month. Every Tuesday a phonics/ reading and math activity is sent home. It should be completed and returned by Thursday.
Halloween will be celebrated on Friday, October 30th. We will celebrate with fun games and crafts!