1. Reading - We will be learning about books in a series. Some series we will be looking at are Henry & Mudge, Frog & Toad, and Tacky the Penguin. In this unit, students learn that in a series characters remain the same, consistently showing the same character traits. Also, students will learn that series have patterns within them. For example, Curious George always doesn't listen to the man in the yellow hat, gets into trouble, and then is forgiven. At home, try reading some series books and compare and contrast them. What does your child notice that is the same and what is different about them?
2. Writing - Our new unit we started this week is about letter writing. In this unit, students will learn that there are different purposes for writing a letter. The culminating activity involves writing a letter to an author and sending it via snail mail. The exciting part is that we get letters back from the authors.
3. Math - The next couple of topics are addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. This is a hard topic for some students and requires extra practice sometimes at home. Please let me know if you would like some extra practice pages and I would be happy to give some to you.