Along with a nonfiction text about the changes from a caterpillar to a butterfly, we have another of Eric's books for a read aloud this week- a classic- The Very Hungry Caterpillar. (Fun fact- Eric was inspired by a hole puncher to write this story.)
We will be putting a lot of work into writing projects this week. We hope you are able to join us at our upcoming presentations. Please take a moment to fill out this Google Sheet, if you have not already.
In math we continue working on subtraction while strengthening our fact fluency.
As we near the end of the year, we will also be working on some assessments.
Next week, some of the middle school students are opening up their lemonade stands. This is an Oasis tradition. It is a competitive exercise of commerce and the middle schoolers come up with some very enticing ways to get customers to visit their stands. The price is usually 25 cents per cup. Students tend to spend as much as they are given at one time. This can lead to a lot of liquid in tiny bladders at a time when a lot of young ones are experiencing the same situation which can lead to bathroom accidents. Please keep this in mind when deciding how much money to send with your child. It is also helpful if you remind them that if they drink lemonade at lunch recess, they should also make a bathroom trip during that same break. If you know that your child has a more delicate bladder, it may not be a bad idea to send a change of clothes in their backpacks until the end of the year.
10 minutes each night. Reading can include reading stories, the poems in
the binder, and practicing sight words.
Your child should ideally be spending time with familiar texts (such as the
printed books they bring home), as they help reinforce sight words in context
and using word solving strategies. However, these books are not real meaty
when it comes to comprehension, so they should also be spending time with
trade books (high quality children’s literature- like from the local library or
bookstore). These books lend themselves better to conversations. When you
read to them, you are also providing important modeling of a fluent reader
and a pleasant reading experience.
Remember, math should be done for 10 minutes each night.
Your child may work on any addition or subtraction skill objective. These are IXL sections I, J, K, and L.
You are welcome, and in fact encouraged, to continue having your child
practice their addition skills by using real world objects- especially if they
complete the IXL tasks quickly. Yay for math fact fluency! They may also
visit any of the I section addition skills.