Week at a Glance May 1 – May 5, 2017
“God Made Laughter”. The children will know that God wants them to be happy. They will desire to give joy to others and that God for the gift of laughter.
Seeds – Jesus’ friends know him. The children will know that a party is for sharing. The children will hear how Jesus’ friends recognized him when he broke and shared bread with them. The children will become familiar with what they see in church and recognize that we share bread at mass like Jesus did with his followers.
Unit 7 – My Shadow and Me – Why do we see shadows? Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of a word. Concept words between, dark, light, shadow, sidewalk and wall. Amazing words errand, pretend, whistle, practice, whirl and entertain. Using appropriate writing conventions when giving dictation. Participate to music activities through movement and play. Coordinate sequence of movements. Use language to participate in a discussion. Follow three-step oral directions. Make it: phonemes, letter sounds, name it and find it, delete onset, blend phonemes, identify letters and sounds. Introduce possessive pronouns. Retell stories. Answer questions about a book. Discuss conflict and resolution. Centers focus on ending and beginning sounds, counting syllables, letter recognition and sound production. Letter of the week: Vv.
Vv is for volcano – we will be making our own classroom volcano! Investigation and describing of shadows.
Discuss safety rules. Demonstrate that all people need shelter.
Naming common shapes: circles, triangles, rectangles. Sharing. Phone number recognition, matching color names to colors. Tangram patterning and sorting shapes.
Our last narrative of a wordless book Wave by: Suzy Lee. Syllable counting, beginning/ending sounds and rhyming games. Concepts of print. Letter Vv alphabet book page. IXL Math. We will also be attending the SJS Talent show on Friday!