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ALoha Everyone,
    This month we are spending a little review time on our reading strategies and how to use them when we come across an unknown word when reading: Eagle Eye, Lips the Fish, Stretchy Snake, Chunky Monkey, Flippy Dolphin, Tryin Lion. These strategies help us to help ourselves when we are reading independently. 
 Here is a little peek into what's happening in KB :
 Language Arts: 
Benchmark Advance
Shared/Close Reading: Identifying the title, unknown words and # of lines of text, using our close reading symbols, identify "chunky monkey" patterns in words(ay,ey,ou,ow,ing,tion)
Blending: Stretchy Snake Strategy: Stretch your words and listen for each sound focusing on:long vowels
Parts of Speech: Identifying nouns , verbs
Rhyming: Practice thinking about how words sound the same at the end.Try to grab the rhyme at the end of the words. ( We do this in class :)) Try to generate your own rhymes!
Syllables: Have fun counting,clapping, jumping, twisting,drumming  the number of syllables in a word.
Thinking Maps: Circle Maps- defining in context. Flow Maps- Sequencing,tree Map- classifying
Transition Words: In the beginning, Next, After that, Then, Finally, In the end
Zoo Phonics: Sounds of the zoo friends. Blending the sounds to make CVC/CVC-e (consonant vowel consonant) words.
Sight words: Continue to work a little each day. 
Comprehension: Continue to practice identifying evidence in the illustrations ( Use your "Eagle Eye")  and text. 
Asking Clarifying Questions: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How
Poem of the Week: 
Color word: make sure you can read all of your color words :)
Numbers to 20: formation and counting objects, showing the number with tens and ones
Calendar Skills: Days of the week, months of the year, tallying, drawing a tens frame, drawing a 10 stick, showing the value of a number
Ordinal Numbers: 1st-10th
Shapes: triangle, square, circle, rectangle, cylinder, cube, sphere,cone, rectangular prism
Addition: Using objects, numbers and equations to solve story problems
Team Math:Working together to explain the way we use mathematics (numbers) to solve real life problems. 
Art: painting snowmen
PBIS: Character Attribute of the Month: Perseverance
Second Step: Showing empathy
Thank you for all of the support that you give !
Have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Roberts