This weeks poem is, perhaps, a bit controversial. Not the poem itself, but the fact that it uses the word "hate" in it. While I don't condone the use of the word "hate" when directed toward a person, I think that there are some things that we hate. And it's not necessarily bad to point those things out. In the classroom, we discussed the usage of the word "hate".
Douglas Florian's poem sums up the way I feel about winter :) All of the children agreed that no one likes runny noses or frozen toes. Some of them did say that they like sloppy slush though!
Words of the Week:
bonus word: winter
(once again we are focusing on the silent e and how it makes the vowel that comes before it say its own name)
bonus word: below
When you are practicing the words, see if your child can come up with more words in the word family! How long of a list can he or she make?