Sunday, April 23, 2017

April 24, 2017

This week we will begin our new nonfiction literacy unit "Animals".  We will begin by talking about living and non-living things and characteristics of each.  We will then begin reading about mammals and making anchor charts to list facts learned.  We will keep a book of facts that we learn as we go through this unit.

In math we will review 2D and 3D shapes.  We will be working with addition and subtraction and practice counting starting at different numbers.

We continue to work on spring projects.

Our words of the week are:  be    was   big

REMINDERS:
We have an early dismissal day on Wednesday, April 26th.

Please continue to practice counting and practice reading and writing sight words.

Upcoming:
We have two field trips coming up in May.  Permission slips will be going home shortly.  We will go to the Ferguson Library on May 17th and we have our trip to the Beardsley Zoo on May 19th.  We will need parent volunteers for the trip to the zoo.  It is a full day trip - we leave school at 9:15 and will leave the zoo at around 1:15PM.  If you are able to volunteer to help, volunteer forms will need to be filled out, and you must provide your own transportation to the zoo as well as pay the entrance fee.  Thank you for your consideration and please let me know if you are interested.

Below are some pictures of our star students sharing.








Monday, April 17, 2017

Week of April 17, 2017

Welcome back.  I hope everyone enjoyed spring break - we had beautiful weather.
During our literacy block we will continue to read Eric Carle stories and work on retelling the story - characters, setting, beginning, middle and end.  We also continue to write our own stories.

In math we will work with addition and subtraction and both 2D and 3D shapes.

We will talk about Earth Day and recycling as well as continue some special spring projects.

Our words of the week are:   boy   day

Please continue to practice counting to 100 and reading and writing sight words.  Also continue to read and retell stories.

Our star student this week is:   Layla

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Week of April 3, 2017

This week during literacy we will continue our Eric Carle unit.  We will read and retell "The Very Busy Spider."  We also continue to write our own stories with a beginning, middle and end.  We are learning about Eric Carle as an author and his style of writing.

During math this week we will be graphing and talking about estimating.  We also continue working with teen numbers and with addition and subtraction number stories.

We will talk about the feeling of "pride" this month.  We also are working on understanding and recognizing our own feelings and also of being aware of other people's feelings.

We will do some special spring projects this week.

Please continue to work on sight words and reading and retelling stories.

Indoor recess can be fun with friends.









Sunday, March 26, 2017

Week of March 27, 2017

During literacy this week we will be continuing our Eric Carle author study unit.  We will read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".  We will be continuing to discuss ways to respond to books.  We also will continue to write stories with a beginning, middle and end - at least 3 good sentences.

In math this week we are working with the pan balance scale, calculators and solid shapes.  We also continue addition and subtraction.

We will continue to talk about spring and work on some special spring projects.

Our words of the week are:  call    stop

Reminders:
Wednesday, March 29th is an early dismissal day.

Keily is our star student this week.


Last week we did a special friend project that went along with an Eric Carle book we read "Do You Want to be My Friend?"  Kevin and John Michael shared their projects and shared what they like to do together as friends.


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Week of March 20, 2017

During our literacy block we continue to read books written by Eric Carle and learn about his life as an author.  We are learning how to respond to books - my favorite part, I like/dislike because etc.
We are writing stories with a beginning, middle and end.

During math we are working with addition and subtraction number stories and writing the number sentences.

We will talk about "spring" and do some special spring projects.

Reminders:
Please read and discuss stories with your child.

I have met with many parents and will continue conferences this week.

Our trip to the Ferguson Library will be in May.

Tomorrow, March 20th at 1:00 we will have our Career Day Presentations.

Our star student this week is Jorge.

Our star student last week was John Michael.



Monday, March 13, 2017

Week of March 13, 2017

During literacy this week we will be learning about Eric Carle, his life and and his work as an author writing children's books.  We will watch a short video about him and chart facts learned.  We will notice and discuss his style of writing.  We also will work on writing stories of our own with a beginning, middle and end.

In math we are focusing on noticing addition and subtraction signs and solving addition and subtraction number stories.

We will do some special St. Patrick's Day projects.

Our words of the week:  get   ask
We continue to work with word families.  We will talk about the long vowel sound in words.

Our trip to the Ferguson Library will be rescheduled.
Our Career Day presentations will be rescheduled as well.

I look forward to seeing everyone during conferences this week.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ferguson Library Trip

Unfortunately, the purple bus that takes us to the Ferguson Library broke down so we were unable to go today.  The kids were disappointed, but we will be rescheduling and new permission slips will go home.