Mrs. Souza & Miss Abbie





Room 129



" Crush That Challenge "



Weekly News 


 5/20 to 5/25




*ELA : English Language Arts   

This week we will begin Unit 5 of Reading Street : The theme of the unit is : How do people and things get from here to there ? Throughout the unit your child will learn through discussion and books  : what are different ways of going places , what kinds of transportation help us in an emergency, what kinds of transportation help people do their jobs, what kind of work do trains do, how do people in different parts of the world travel, and how do children around the world get to school ?

This week's selection is Mayday! Mayday !


* MATH :

ENGAGE NY MATH:MODULE 5 Topic A Count 10 Ones and Some Ones

Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.





  • Remember to assist your child in  returning the homework folder daily . Be sure to sign the daily communication calendar. Homework Packets are due on Friday.


  • I am available to meet about your child's progress right after school Mon., or Wed. Send me a note or email if you are interested.


  • Please be sure that your child is in uniform each day.


  • May's Family Fun Project is due .Please complete and send it in College Week is coming up and the project will be displayed. If you need anything let me know.




High Frequency Words

green, yellow, blue


Review :I , am, the , little, a, to, have, is

  we, my, like, he, for, me ,with ,she, see, look, they you, of, are, that, do,one, two, three, four, five, go, here, from 


Make a memory game. Write each word on an index card. Do this twice for each word. Turn all cards upside down. Have your child turn over 2 cards at a time naming each word. When they find a match they name the word and take the cards. Keep playing until they have all cards.  If they make a mistake naming a word simply tell them the name of word and have them turn it over.  Continue having them turning 2 cards over.







We will be working on completing the puzzle below.

Every time every student is in school the class


another piece of the puzzle. Once the puzzle is

complete the class will decide on a class reward.


We did it!

We have had 10 perfect attendance days!



BE THE ONE to assist your child to be here every day!!



Skills to practice with your child


Reading/ Language Arts:


  • Read with your child  15  minutes a day. Record each time you have read to your child  on the independent reading calendar. Once it is filled send it to school and your child will receive a book to keep.


  • Use a set of flashcards to have your child practice naming the letters of the alphabet. Ask: What is the name of the letter? If they say an incorrect letter name simply tell them the name of the letter and have them repeat it.                               ( Letters to work on : m , s , t, a , p , c , i, n, b, d, k ,o, h, l,g,e, j,w, x )


  • Use a set of flashcards to have your child practice the sounds of the letters of the alphabet. Ask: What is the sound of the letter? If they say an incorrect letter sound simply tell them the sound of the letter and have them repeat it.                  (Sounds for:m , s , t, a , p , c , i, n, b, d, k ,o, h, l, g, e, j, w, x )


Math :


  • Rote Counting from 1 on.  Then counting on from any number. Example : start counting from 57,  or 79, or 99.
  • On a walk count things such as sidewalk squares or stops sign.(This will help your child as we learn to add. )
  • Counting backwards from 10 to 1. ( This will help your child as we learn to subtract.) Then counting backwards from any number. (53, 52, 51, 50, 49 _ _ _ )
  • Identify and write numerals 0-20. Have your child find numbers while on a walk.
  • Say a number : in the range of 0-5. Have your child show the finger pattern for each. Remind them to use two hands.
  • Have your child practice counting small objects such as pennies, rocks, or small toys.
  • Help your child notice the height of things using the words shorter and  taller.
  • Help your child notice shapes in the environment. Remind that to use the proper name of the shapes.