What’s Happening in Mrs. Geiser’s

April 15th-18th

Monday is Day 1 - We have C
Tuesday is Day 2 - We have G
Wednesday is Day 3 - We have A
we have an early dismissal

o School Friday April 19th
No School Monday April 22nd
Return to School Tues April 23rd
Tuesday is day 1 - We have Computers


No Birthdays

Student of the Month for April

Xavier Kovaks

Behavior Lessons

We have covered Listening,Focusing, Following Directions, Self-Talk, and Being Assertive.
We will continue to discuss Feelings and how to handle them. We are p
racticing mindfullness.

Language Arts

Rhyming - Practice rhyming with your child.  Read stories with rhymes from authors like
Dr. Suess and Sandra Boynton.  Discuss how rhymes sound the same at the end of the
words.  Practice writing these letters Capital and Lowercase.

Letters - Review Letters Aa - Z, z.  As you ride in the car, go for walks, and read books
together, look for these letters.  Discuss the short vowel sounds of a, as in alligator, e as
in elephant, i as in iguana, o as in octopus, u as in umbrella.  We have focused on Mm, Ss,
Aa, Tt, Cc, P,p N, n, F, f, B, b, I, i, G, g, R, r, D, d, O, o.  This week X, x
and J, j.

We have discussed the sound of ch, sh, th and wh.  We have talked about words that
begin with these sounds.  We will also begin looking at words that end with these sounds.
Some students looking at other clusters like st, sp, and sl.

High Frequency Words - A little pamphlet was sent home with High-Frequency words to
study for all units up to Unit 18.  I will also be sending home little story readers that
include these words for your child to practice reading.  Students have been introduced to
the words
I, like, the, and, see, we, to, a,come, my, me, with, you, what, are, now, is,
how, of, so, many, where,
find, thi go, for, here, they, soon, ups, from, came, but, on,
will, be, that, into, your, who, go, for, here, they, soon, up
so far.   New words: said,
good, was, ate, then could.
Please look for these words in stories that you read at
bedtime.  Point to them and see if your child can read them. If you feel your child is
ready to work ahead.  Please do so.   There are over 80 high-frequency words that need
to be learned this year.  

High Frequency Word Study Cards

This week we will be reading stories that are about how things change when one grows up.
Easter Stories
Spring Stories
Growing Up


Writing their first name and last name with a capital letter in the beginning and the rest
of the letters lowercase.  Please practice writing name this way.  Students often get in the
habit of writing their name in all capital letters and this is very hard to break.
Also practice writing letters that were taught.  Capital A - Z and lowercase a - z.  They
will be graded on how they write the letters
M, m, S, s, A, a, T,t,  C,c, P,p, A, a, N, n  
F, f and B, b, I, i, G, g, R,r, D, d, O, o.
 We are also focusing on identifying the middle
vowel sound in a word.  This week focusing on the letter
X, x and J, j.


Students will be tested on reading the take home readers that are copied on white paper.
Also, students are practicing blending and segmenting three letter words like hat, cat, cot,
kit, man, cut, top, mop.  We need to identify words that begin and end with
M, m, S, s,
A, a, T,t,  C,c, P,p, A, a, N, n  F, f, B, b, I, i. G, g, R, r, D, d and O,o.
 Focus on
identifying the middle vowel sound in a word. This week words beginning with
X, x, and J,


We are discussing Addition.  How it is joining two groups together.  What is the symbol
for addition?  How can we use touch points when using addition?

Addition with pictures

Cowboy Count to 100 Song

Jack Hartman Count by 10's

Jack Hartman Count by 5's

Topics for social studies and science




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