Gingerbread Houses
Gingerbread Houses


Daily Language:

This week we're finishing a two-week study of:

  • quotation marks in dialogue
  • apostrophes in contractions
  • capitalization if the first word and proper nouns
  • end marks




Monday:  "The Ugly Duckling"

The children will be getting familiar with our new unit, Fairy Tales, and the book that we'll be basing the unit on, "The Ugly Duckling".  We'll also prepare our folder and discuss what a fairy tale is.  I'll read "Hansel and Gretel" to the children and we'll categorize it (as we will all our fairy tales) according to how it falls in one of four groups:  Magic, Good vs. Evil, Overcoming Rejection, and Occuring in Threes.


Tuesday:  "The Ugly Duckling"

Today I'll read two stories to the children, "Stone Soup" and "Smile Soup" (from the Anthology).  Students will reread "Smile Soup" and then we'll work together on a Venn Diagram on these two stories.  The students will begin to think about writing their own fairy tale.


Wednesday:  "Animals on the Move"

From our Pearson reading book we'll study vocabulary, the long /o/ sound spelled /o/, /oa/, or /ow/, and the concept of informational text.


Thursday:  "Animals on the Move:  Butterflies"

We'll start by reviewing vocabulary for this story.  Then I'll read the selection to the students and they'll reread in Reading Circles.  Children will also spend time in Reading Circles with their other books and in Writer's Workshop.


Friday:  "The Ugly Duckling"

Today I'll read "Rumplestiltskin" to the students as our fairy tale of the day.  They'll learn to respond to the fairy tale in their own Fairy Tale Journal.  We'll work on vocabulary for the first 8 pages of "The Ugly Duckling" and then read those pages.  This is a challenging book.  Students will always reread each section at least once in Reading Circles.




Mission Statement

A family growing together, learning God's Word, serving our neighbor to witness Christ's love

2019/2020 School Theme


Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:18



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