We are moving quickly toward preparing for first grade. Our reading focus remains on decoding simple words and having a strong sight word knowledge. Of course, we aren't forgetting comprehension of stories either. Currently, we are working to retell stories with a beginning, middle and end. Our retells include characters, settings, and events. The students just finished doing dramatic retells of several fairy tales.
In math, we are working on adding and subtracting numbers to 10. We need to have a strong foundation in composing and decomposing numbers. We are also learning to count mixed coins up to ten cents.
Social Studies and Science are focused on needs and wants of living things and telling the difference between living and non-living.