Archive for April, 2013

April 19th Talking Points

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Ask your child about:

-The sense of touch (reading The Black Book of Colors and making our name and other words using a brail alphabet)
-Using a number line and counting on to determine the missing addend with numbers above 10 (10 + blank = 17)
-Switching equations so the sum is represented first (5 = 3 + 2)
-Beginning to solve addition story problems in these four ways: (1) drawing a 10 frame (2) making a simple sketch (3) writing the equation and (4) writing words to explain reasoning
-Discussing how character’s feelings change throughout the course of a book
-Writing about our 5 senses in writing workshop
-Continuing Spanish and handwriting book lessons
-Sight word “look”

April 12th Talking Points

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Ask your child about:

-Making a digital book using the app Scribble Press (will be sending home a link to view these next week!)
-Determining multiple combinations for a given number (ex. – 6 can be 1+5, 2+4, 3+3, 0+6)
-Solving flipped addition equations such as (blank) = 3 + 3 OR 4 + (blank) = 9.
-The sense of sight facts and experiments
-The sense of hearing facts and experiments
-Retelling stories identifying the major events
-Reading and writing the sight words “go” and “be”