In reading we will continue our unit on the comprehension strategy of summarizing. Last week we used the Fab Five strategy to help remember to only include the most important details when summarizing. You will find this approach at the bottom of this letter.
In phonics and spelling we will be working on the vowel teams for a long /i/ sound using /ie/, /y/ (in words with no other vowel), and /igh/. Spelling words this week will be using these vowel teams. Please study. These can be difficult.
In math we will continue working on word problems using subtraction within 20. We will continue to look for 10’s and relate addition to subtraction.
In science we will begin learning about light and shadows as well as the position of the sun in the sky at certain points of the day.
In social studies in observance of President’s Day we will learn about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.
Valentine’s Day is Tuesday! We will have our annual Valentine’s Day Box contest Tuesday morning. Please send the Valentine’s Box and cards Tuesday morning. We will deliver and read our Valentine cards before lunch. Our party will be at 1:30. If you plan on leaving with your child before dismissal you will need to sign your child out in the office and she or he will be counted tardy.
As always, your help and support from home is so appreciated and is more important than ever from this point of the year on.
Thank you so much!