Shared Reading: My Apple Tree

We have been exploring the concept of change and more importantly we have been learning that when things change in our environment it usually affects us so we have to change too! For instance as the seasons change we may need to change how we dress or we may even need to change some of the fun activities that we do outside! This poem we have been reading for shared reading is about the effect changing seasons has on an apple tree.

Click the title to open a link to our poem.

My Apple Tree

We will do the following activities with the poem:
– We will talk about the meanings and use “Google Images” to gain a better understanding of the  words bare and blossoms.

-We will discuss that it is important to think while you read so that you understand what you are reading. The children will use evidence from the text to draw the tree they read about in four different seasons.
-We will discuss poetry and rhyming words.
-We will look at different trees and see how the life cycles compare to the apple tree.
-We will find “Chunks” in the words to help us read them: ch/ing/all//er/br/st/gr/tr/sn 

Our Word Family this week is the -ed Family. 


Watch this apple video with your child and talk about the new vocabulary introduced. (click the bolded words above)

Here is a video about the seasons.

Here is a video that shows a group of trees through all four seasons.

Shared Reading: Dishy-Washy

This week for shared reading we are reading about Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s husband Mr. Wishy-Washy and how he helps inside the house by doing the dishes! We will continue to use Eagle Eye, Stretchy Snake and Chunky Monkey to read the words. We will also start to look at some tricky vowel sounds!

Here is our story:

We will explore the -ot word family this week!

We have been practicing looking for and writing the digraph th and the digraph sh. This week we will practice printing and making the sound of the digraph ch.
Here are some videos about ch below:

Here is a game you can play about the digraph ch:

ch game