Radford City Schools

Newsletter

February 20, 2018

Dear Families,

As of today, our student teacher, Ms. Zoe will be teaching all lessons and leading transitions throughout the day.

This week we will begin our three-week unit on nursery rhymes. The purpose of this unit is to teach students about rhymes and encourage children to notice rhyming words as well as to learn about characters, actions, and objects in stories read aloud. We will be focusing on a different nursery rhyme each day.  The four rhymes for this week are Hey Diddle Diddle, Humpty Dumpty, Hickory Dickory Dock, and Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear (Turn Around). We will learn about math tools we use to measure length, weight, liquids, time, and temperature while we study Hickory Dickory Dock.  We will review position words during our study of Teddy Bear. We will conduct a science experiment with eggs during Humpty Dumpty! During small groups, we will review numbers and letters by counting groups of one to ten objects and construct letters using playdough.

Our Valentine exchange was a success and the children enjoyed passing out and receiving their cards! Thank you for sending in Valentines and cereal boxes!

Last week we concluded our weekly letter study; therefore, students have now been introduced to all letters in the alphabet! We will begin reviewing difficult letters and begin to read and write simple CVC words (consonant, vowel, consonant words like cat, dog, etc.)

Thank you to everyone who read Fenway and Hattie with their child as a part of McHarg’s One School, One Book Program. Students enjoyed our morning discussions about the book and we hope you continue to read to your children at home when possible!

Upcoming Events

March 1st:  Please submit box tops that you have collected by this date!
March 7th: Spring Pictures
March 15th: Kindergarten Registration

Foundation Blocks for this week:

Literacy 1 a)  Correctly identify characters, objects, and actions in a text with or without pictures and begin to comment about each. d) Begin to match uppercase and lowercase letters.

Literacy 3 a) Identify words that rhyme and generate simple rhymes.

Literacy 4 a) Identify and name uppercase and lowercase letters in random order.

Literacy 6 c) Copy or write letters and numbers using various materials.

Math 1 a) Count a group (set/collection) of five to ten objects by touching each object as it is counted and saying the correct number (one-to-one correspondence) 1 b) Count the items in a collection of one to ten items and know the last counting word tells “how many.” 1 e) Use ordinal numbers (first through fifth) when describing the position of objects or groups of children in a sequence.

Math 3 b) Know the correct names for the standard tools used for telling time and temperature, and for measuring length, capacity, and weight (clocks, calendars, thermometers, rulers, measuring cups, and scales)

Math 4 d) Describe the position of objects in relation to other objects and themselves using the terms next to, beside, above, below, under, over, top, and bottom.

Science 1 e) Make predictions about what will happen next based on previous experiences. 1f) Conduct simple scientific investigations.

Science 2a) Describe, demonstrate, and compare the motion of common objects in terms of speed and direction, e.g., fast, slow, up, down. 2b) Describe and demonstrate the effects of common forces (pushes and pulls) on objects

Social Science 4c) Use comparison words (closer, farther away, taller, shorter, higher, lower, alike, different, inside, and outside).