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This Week 

Weekly: January 14th-18th

Number focus:   11-15 (counting and writing)

Letters we've learned: Ll, Oo, Gg, Hh, Tt, Pp, Aa, Nn, Mm, Ii, Ss, Ff, Rr, Kk, Bb, Uu, Zz, Cc

Words we've learned: red, yellow, blue, green, purple, black, I, can, like, the, brown, see, my, orange, is, a, pink, my, it, white, so, go, gray, yes, no, and, for, you, she, look, he, play, we, am, at, what, little, on, was, to, said, do, say, in, will, up, get, our, good, ride, away, big, come, find, run, down

Shapes we've learned: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, diamond/rhombus, hexagon, sphere, cylinder, cube, cone


*Practice all the letters of the alphabet (lowercase and capital) along with the sound each letter makes. One way to do this is using flash cards and practicing out of order*


Review the numbers, words, letters, and shapes we have learned at home!


Practice writing upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet. We have also been practicing sounding out and writing simple words. (examples: dog, run, log, dot, fat, sip, pet)



In ELA (reading), we have learned the parts of a book: front cover, back cover, spine and talked about the author and illustrator. Remember to read at home daily.  Also, ask questions about the book and encourage your child to ask YOU questions about the book. We have also learned about characters (characters are the people or animals the book is about). Students should be able to name the characters and setting of a story after reading a book.



In Math, we will work with the numbers 11-15.  We will practice identifying these numbers, writing these numbers, and counting out sets for these numbers (example: when students see the number 12, they will count out 12 bears to match the number). 

With the numbers 0-10, we will also be practicing how to break these numbers apart.  For example: If you start with 8 bears, you put 5 in one pile and 3 in another pile... 8=5+3.  This is a way students will begin to see that each number can be made in multiple ways.

Another skill we will begin practicing is comparing.  We are comparing both actual numbers and the amount in each group.  For example: there are 6 cherrios and 8 fruit loops, which has more? less? equal?  We will also use the terms greater than/less than/equal to or looking at two numerals such as 7 and 9, and ask the same questions.

We have learned how to add numbers 0-10 and will soon begin subtraction. 

By the end of the 9 weeks, students should be able to count to 60 and by the end of the school year, students should be able to count to 100 by ones and tens.

Students have also learned to recognize both 2D (flat) and 3D (solid) shapes such as circle, square, triangle, rectangle, diamond/rhombus, oval and hexagon, sphere, cylinder, cone, cube.



In writing, we are practicing writing our letters, numbers, and names.  When writing a story, student are encouraged to draw and write about it.

We have learned that names always start with a capital letter with all other letters lowercase.

We have begun sounding out and writing simple words.

We have also learned that our sentences should start with a capital letter and there should be spaces between our words.


Additional information: We have learned about syllables and rhyming. Practice this at home. 

At home: Please practice writing the capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet. Practice counting to 60, and identifying/writing numbers 0-15.  If you already know your letters and sounds, continue to review them and please work on learning your sight words. Thank you for your support at home! Remember to Read Every Day!