Please keep in mind that all whole group lessons will be on grade level and appropriate for all students. I am working in small groups with students so I can work with them at their individual level and focus on individual needs. If you have any concerns about what your child is doing in class, please feel free to contact me.
In Language Arts the second quarter we will be focusing on these standards:
LAFS.K.RL.2.4 - With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Goal: I can answer questions about unknown words in a text.
Skills 4.1 Oral blending, sound spelling review, introduce /n/, chaining.
Knowledge 4.1 Introduction to Plants. Vocab: plants, soil.
How are the cactus and the house plant the same/different?
What did you learn about plants that makes you think they are living things?
What would happen if plants did not have water, food, air and light?
Name one way plants and animals are alike/different.
Skills 4.2 Oral blending, sound/spelling, introduce /h/, chaining.
Knowledge 4.2 Plant Parts Vocab: leaves, roots, seeds, stems, survival.
What would happen if a plant didn’t have roots?
What do the roots do?
What if it did not have a stem?
What does the stem do?
What if it did not have leaves?
What do the leavers do?
What does each part of the plant do to help it survive?
Skills 4.3 Oral blending, introduce /s/, sound/spelling review, chaining.
Knowledge 4.3 “The Life Cycle of a Plant”
Vocab: germinate, sapling, seedlings.
What parts of a plant does a seeding have?
Explain the life cycle of a plant.
Compare the life cycle of a plant to a human. How are they similar/different?
Skills 3.14 Oral blending, sound/spelling review, introduce /f/, chaining
Knowledge: Read and discuss “Tops and Bottoms”.
What part of the plants did the bear want?
How did the rabbit trick him the first time?
What about the next time? What happened the third time?
What did rabbit do with all the plants? What did bear learn?
Focus Writing Standard(s):
LAFSKW1.3 - Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events n the order in which they occurred and provide a reaction to what happened.
LAFSKW3.8 - With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
You can help by talking about the characters in a story, the plot, the main idea, and the sequence of events in the story. Also talk about the vocabulary in stories you read and in the conversations you have with your child. Discuss asking questions about words your child does not understand. Ask your child questions about vocabulary from the story. Encourage your child to ask you questions about the story and vocabulary. This should not be done every evening when you read to your child, a couple nights.
We will be working on hearing sounds in words and using what we know about the sounds. I am working in small groups at the student's level. Reading and recalling what you read are important tasks we are working on.
In Math our focus standards are:
Goal: I can count items to 20 regardless of arrangement.
MAFS.K.CC.2.4 - Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
MAFSKCC1.2 Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence instead of having to begin at 1.
MAFSKCC1.3 - Read and write numerals from 0-20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 with 0 representing a count of no objects.
SS.K.A.1.1 – Develop an understanding of how to use and create a timeline. Goal: I can create a timeline.
Past and Present
Science our standards are:
SC.K.L.14.3 – Observe plants and animals, describe how they are alike and how they are different in the way they look and in the things they do. Goal: Students will be able to discuss how plants and animals are alike/different in what they do and what they need.