Our Week Ahead: January 14-18


*  Native American Shelter project letter was sent home in Thursday’s Folder.  If you have any questions please let me know.  The students are excited to share their knowledge of Native Americans with you.  Projects are due Thursday, January 17.

* Practice reading and writing the Tricky words. Point them out in books you read.

* Homework is due on Friday.


We will learn letter names, that the letter “s” can say /s/  and /z/, tricky word: are, work on chaining (spelling and reading words), and reading stories in our book Kit.  We will identify the main characters and setting in our story.  Students will be working on writing cvc, ccvc, and cvcc word.  Practice calling out words like pan, stop, hump, and wig for them to sound out and write.

Tricky Words: a, blue, look, one, the, three, two, yellow, I, are

Listening & Learning

We will continue to learn about Native Americans.  This week students will learn about Native Americans today and reviewing our vocabulary words.  We will be making totem poles.  Students Native American portfolios will be sent home to go through before our assessment on Friday.

Vocabulary Words:

Canoes: light narrow boat made from long hollowed out logs

Moccasins: soft shoe made of leather sometimes decorated with beads and feathers

Shelter: a place that gives protection from the weather/danger

Warrior:  those who are engaged in or experienced in battle

Chief: the head or ruler of a tribe or clan

Powwows: gathering of Native Americans held to celebrate common traditions

Bay:an area of the sea that is enclosed by a deep curve in the coastline.

Tipis: cone shaped tent made from long poles and covered with animal skins

Totem Poles: wooden log that are carved, painted, and put vertically in the ground

Wigwam: a dome-shaped house used by Native American tribes of northeastern North America

Agile: able to move quickly and easily without stumbling

Mischief: behavior that can be annoying or against the rules

Succulent: full of juice

Feast: to partake of a large meal; to eat heartily

Traditions: customs or ways of doing things, past down from generation to generation


We will be continuing to work on numbers 10-20.  Students will putting numbers in order and identify numbers 1 more than and 1 less than a given number within 20.  We will be working really hard on using the counting on strategy by putting the number in our head.


Monday – Thursday: Reading Log “Kit and Stan”

Tuesday & Wednesday: Math: writing the missing number, One more and one less