Mrs. Souza & Miss Abbie




Room 129




Weekly News 

 11/13 to 11/17


 ELA : English Language Arts :    This week we will be reading, discussing, and writing about being thankful. We will learn some facts about Thanksgiving too.

Wishing you and your families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.


MATH : Students will practice the skills that they have been learn through centers where they will work with partners.


• Know number names and the count sequence o Write numbers from 0 to 10


 • Count to tell the number of objects o Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality


• Understand addition as putting together and adding to, and understand subtraction as taking apart and taking from o Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way

• Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category o Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by count.


·         There is no homework this week. 

·         Your child is only able to wear appropriate colored spirit wear sweaters / sweatshirts in the class  if they are chilly.

·         Dress Down Wednesday : BLACK and RED in support of the Durfee Hilltoppers.

·         Thanksgiving Recess: begins at dismissal Wednesday  at 12:30 PM. School resumes Monday November 27th.



High Frequency Words

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


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.







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.


Math :

·         Have your student practice counting groups of objects in his/her environment

·         In addition to counting, students can practice writing the numerals 0- 10

·         Practice decomposing numbers, e.g. talk about how 5 is made up of a group of 2

          and  a group of 3.

  •  Estimate how many spoonful it take to finish a bowl of cereal. Count each spoonful as you eat.


  •  Walk around your home. Count how items are plugged into the wall


  • Show the number 5 in as many ways as you can. Use pictures and numbers.