Sunday, April 13, 2014

Our Audiologist Visit...

Last Thursday and Friday we had Mrs. Stephanie Lockhart from UC Health come to the classroom and discuss hearing and sound.  We had a wonderful time learning about how sound produces vibrations for our ears to hear.  We also made a kazoo out of a comb and wax paper.  We also learned there are three things you can do to help your ears: turn down the volume, cover your ears, or walk away!  If you did not ask your child about the visit, please ask your child about something they learned.  I was very appreciative of Stephanie coming into the classroom to talk about hearing and sound!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Working Hard...

This is the end of the 3rd quarter...oh my!  I cannot believe we only have 9 weeks remaining.  The biggest area where many children need to continue to work is sight words.  I have completed all sight word assessments over the past week and will be sending those home with children at the end of the week.  I encourage you to take some time to practice these words.

We are continuing to practice reading simple words (3 letter words) and some children are working on reading words with blends (sl, fl, sm, dr, tr) and digraphs (ch, sh, wh, th).  I am impressed with how the children are doing with this skill.  In math, we are reviewing groups of ten, addition, and subtraction!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pete the Cat...

We read this book last week to help us review subtraction and subtraction number sentences!  The children had a blast listening to this story and singing the song!  The children then did a wonderful job matching the button picture to the number sentence!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sight Words...

I am thrilled to be back and we had a great week last week.  The children did an awesome job with adding and subtracting!  The one thing many of the children need to practice is writing the number sentence.  In reading, the children did great with their sounds and blending.  The only piece children need to continue to practice is their sight words.  I have included a sheet with all the sight words learned up to this point.  Please take time to practice them.  One great way is to write them on a card and then play memory.  The other thing you can do is write various words and turn it into a puzzle and have them try to figure out the sentence.  One more way is playing hangman!  The children love this game!  You can even have them try to have you figure out the word as well!


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