Friday, April 18, 2008

Fishing Bears

Our new theme is "Going Places".
Our new story is "Fishing Bears".
Our focus skill is adding er and est.
Our focus strategy that good readers use will be "following the plot".
Our spelling words are: find, kind, mind, mild, child, wild, day, play, sure and son.
Our vocabulary words are: both, during, and ready.
We need to practice finding the main idea.
We will study all about bears!

Friday, January 25, 2008

A Bed Full of Cats from Harcourt Trophies

Our new theme is "Hello, Neighbor".
Our new story is "A Bed Full of Cats".
Our focus skill is alphabetizing.
Our focus strategy that good readers use will be "drawing conclusions".
Our spelling words are: me, mean, be, bean, beet, feet, low, road, who, and door.
Our vocabulary words are: also, know, moved, only, room, should, those, write and anything.
We need to practice writing names of holidays.
We will study the long vowel sound /e/ spelled with "e", "ee" or "ea".

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The Fox and the Stork-from Harcourt Trophies

Our theme: I Think I Can!

Our story: The Fox and the Stork

The genre of our story is: A Fable

Our focus skill: identifying characters

Our focus strategy that good readers use:

Our vocabulary words: door, kind, made, who, and would

Our review words: talk and school

Our spelling words: low, bow, row, road, soap, boat, wiggle, middle, talk and school.

Please practice reviewing the names of the months of the year!
January, February, March and April
May and June and July and August
September, October, November, December
These are the months of the year!

Also, we will be working on adding inflectional endings -s, -ed, and -ing.