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.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Week of March 6, 2017

During our literacy block this week we will be reading books by Eric Carle and writing reading responses.  We will also be practicing and getting ready for our career day presentations on Friday.

We will be measuring and sorting during math this week.  We also will continue to talk about 2D and 3D shapes.

We will work on some special St. Patrick's Day projects.

REMINDERS:
Wednesday, March 8th is our trip to the Ferguson Library.  We are still missing a number of permission slips.  Please be sure to send in a signed permission slip so that your child can go on the field trip.

Friday, March 10th is our Career Day at 1:00PM.

Our words of the week are:  as     now     her

John Michael is our star student.

Ms. Slocum's class came into our room on Friday to listen to some Dr. Seuss stories read by Justice Everleigh.  Justice Everleigh also spoke to us about his career as a judge for the Supreme Court of Connecticut.




Sunday, February 26, 2017

Week of February 27, 2017

During our literacy block this week we will be finishing our unit about money.  This week we are focusing on saving and spending.  We will write about things we want to save for.  We will begin our author study unit.  We will be reading books by Eric Carle.

During math we will be measuring this week, counting and solving addition and subtraction number sentences.

On Monday we will have a special assembly with a youth motivational speaker sponsored by the PTO.

We also celebrate Read Across America week and Dr. Seuss this week.  We will be reading many Dr. Seuss books and there are school wide spirit activities that you can join in to celebrate.

Our words of the week are:    end    are
We will be talking about plurals this week.

Reminders:
Career Day projects are due this week.  Please send in all items your child will be using for their presentation.  More information on our celebration on March 10th will be coming this week.

Our Spring Book Fair will be starting this week as well.

In your child's folder are the sight words they need to continue to practice.

Our star student this week is John Michael.

Getting ready for our Valentine Day Concert.







Jason was our star student last week.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Weeks of February 13 and February 20, 2017

During the next two weeks we will be learning about how kids and adults earn money.  We will be reading books and charting various jobs.  We will talk about services and goods and learn the difference between a career that provides a service and one that provides goods.  Students will begin to think about what job they would like to have when they grow up in preparation for Kindergarten Career Day.

In math we continue to practice counting to 100, counting by 10's to 100, writing our numbers to 20, and solving addition and subtraction number stories.

We will talk about President's Day and read some books about Abraham Lincoln and George  Washington.

The special Valentine music show will be in the auditorium on Tuesday, February 14th at 1:30.  All parents are invited.

Our words of the week are:  love, from
We continue to work with word families.

A special packet will go home this week with some activities to work on for the next two weeks.  The packet does not have to be returned until Friday, February 24th.

We celebrated the 100th day of school on Friday, February 10th.  Unfortunately a lot of students were absent.  Here are some photos of the great projects that were on display.  Thank you for all your hard work.