Hi Families,

Phonics/Daily 5

  • Focused on short vowel o & e
  • Learned 2 new sight words: your, of 
  • Practiced reading and writing all 25 sight words
  • a, like, I, to, see, the, can, is, and, it, go, at, me, you, no, on, so, in, my, do, am, up, we, he, an
  • Practiced reading and writing our new sight words
    • will, be, with, all, she, out, not, are, for, little, yes, what, said, put, have, your of,
  • Continued to use our first word strategy: Eagle Eye (using the picture to solve for the unknown word)


  • Continued Module 3 in Eureka math.
  • Students can:
    • Relate more and less to length
    • Compare sets informally using more, less and fewer
    • Identify and create a set that has the same numbers of objects
    • Reason to identify and make a set that has 1 more


  • Finished our pattern book writing unit
  • We will begin our friendly letter unit next week.

 Reading Comprehension: Book- Penguins

  • Essential questions:
    • How does defining the unknown words help our understanding of the text?
    • Can you have a pet penguin where you live? Why or why not?
  • Vocabulary words:
    • Barb
    • Coast
    • Colony
    • Equator
    • Webbed
    • Marine mammal
  • Comprehension focus: inferring/ connections


How can I help at home?

  • Read with your child each night!
  • Practice identifying the vowel sound in CVC words
  • Practice writing CVC words with short vowel a, e, i and o
  • Practice writing sight words!! I will begin assessing the students on their ability to write our first 25 sight words. 
  • Practice measuring objects and identifying as “shorter & longer”, “bigger & smaller” or “heavier & lighter”
  • Practice comparing number of objects (ex: there are more books than pencils. There are fewer pencils than books)
  • Practice identifying numbers as more or less (example: show students a card with 6 and a card with 2, ask which is more and which is less)  
  • Practice counting by 2’s. 5’s, 10’s and backward. This is something they LOVE and can easily be practiced at home.
  • Talk about the books you are reading at home! Comprehension skills are just as important as being able to read words in a book. Right now we are focusing on connections, visualizing and inferring.

Important Information:

  • Valentine’s Day Party: Thursday, February 14 (check out the email from Shellee about party details!)
    • As of today, we still need 2 more parent volunteers for the party to happen!
  • No School: February 18-22 (Mid-Winter Break)

Have a nice weekend!