OK, since I didn’t get the blog update up last week, I am trying to do it on Friday afternoon. We’ll see how it works!
Here’s what’s on tap for next week:
We have shown an interest in Dinosaurs, so we are going to devote some of our afternoon STEM time to studying Dinosaurs. So far we have already seen whether or not a T-Rex could eat us in one bite. We will do some more measurement activities around this topic, should be interesting!
In math we have begun studying numbers 6-10. So far we have worked on printing the numbers and making sets of the numbers. Beginning next week we will begin looking at other concepts of number, particularly “part-part-whole” which is knowing that a number is made up of two parts (5 and 5 is 10, so is 6 and 4, 7 and 3, etc.).
In literacy we will add “it”, “and”, and “in” to our word bank. We will also cover letters Y and Z.
Our writing continues to develop as well. Some ideas for encouraging writing at home can be: writing the grocery list together, or a to do list, have them write about what they are playing, or even telling make believe stories to give us ideas for our writing.
Guided Reading is going well. I like the students to have a solid understanding of the books, so that when they are at home they can be confident in what they are reading. We will be bringing books home in February, so be on the look out!
I think that is it for now!
Have a great weekend and will see the kids on Monday!
Here are some items to be aware of:
January 30- PJ day!
January 31- Professional Development day- NO SCHOOL!
“A reminder to parents who drop their children off in the morning that if you are walking your child into the school, you are to use the parent/visitor parking lot located directly in front of the playground. If you are dropping your child off and they are walking into school on their own, you may use the drop off/drive through zone which is located along Glen Stewart Dr. Cars should not be left unattended in the drop off/drive through zone, nor should they be diagonally parked. In addition if you are bringing your child into the school, the expectation is that you bring them to the front lobby or their door and then the child goes to their class independently. Parents should not be standing around the boot rack areas.”
Report Cards will be going home March 4, with Parent Teacher interviews on the 6/7th. Typically we schedule these parent teacher interview times for the same time you had in the fall. If that will be a problem, please let me know and we can work together to find a time that suits you.