WOW! Can you believe your child has finished 2 full trimesters of school?! Miss F is currently working on inputing report cards into ALMA. This means report cards will go live around 4 PM on Friday March 30th. In other news, it was great to have the kiddos for a solid 5 days this week. When was the last time that happened?! We have some exciting events coming up in April so I want to write about them now:
Your child and family have an opportunity to attend a family oriented "Candyland Dance"! Bright green ticket forms went home earlier this week. The dance will be held at St. Patricks/ Nashua PAL Gym on Friday April 6th from 6:30-8pm. The cost is $10 per student.
****Please see the flyer attached HERE
Please also take the time to look at this sign up genius to donate items: CLICK HERE
Starting Monday, March 19th your son/daughter will begin to work on a very special piece of writing in class. Their writing will go into a book and become published through a fun company called Student Treasures. You have the opportunity to purchase our collective class book at a discounted rate using the attached flyer HERE. Please know that on Monday, your child will bring home documents for this project that will need to be signed regardless of wanted to purchase a book or not (there will be a "no thank you" box to check".
Your child has spent the past week applying decoding and phonics strategies to their reading. We have been focusing on segmenting words into the sounds we hear. This is a crucial skill that gets assessed each trimester. Words such as dog would be segmented into /d/o/g/ or ship into /sh/i/p/. This is an activity that you could practice at home as well. Towards the end of the week, your child was introduced to story elements. After reading a book, your child should be able to tell about the character(s) in the story, talk about the setting and discuss main events. Students learned of 3 new sight words: here, as, we. They practiced spelling them as well as using them in a complete sentence that made sense in our brains!
Next Weeks Sight Words: where, play, has
In math, students reviewed filling out a graph using survey information. We chose to graph about pets at home. Our class worked hard to report back information they learned from the graph as well! On Tuesday, the class reviewed information about 2D and 3D shapes and compared them with with each other. We worked collectively to sort solid and flat shapes as a whole group. This activity even allowed the children to practice naming the newly introduced 3D shapes. By the end of the week, students worked on breaking a part a word problem to figure out if they were tall enough to ride a rollercoaster. Students had to give reasons based on the word problem to why or why not they were considered "tall enough". By Friday, the class drew themselves and made sure to list how tall they were in comparison to sticky notes.
Next Week: Students will be learning about subtraction!
In social studies this week, we wrapped up talking about the Statue of Liberty. Students were able to view a GO-PRO video to see directly inside Lady Liberty. The students had a unanimous vote that it would be way to many stairs for them to climb!
By mid- week, students were off learning about the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We continued to read a few books and watch a few videos. Below is a video we watched to gain more information: CLICK HERE
Through researching about the Liberty Bell, we discovered all of the different parts to it as well as fun facts. Miss M completed a directed drawing with the students about the Liberty Bell. On Thursday and Friday, the students and I worked to create a Liberty Bell craft pictured below.
Up Next Week: We will learn about the Washington Monument and Mount Rushmore!
This week, students were finally able to start up marketplace again. It took two weeks for K, K, 1 kiddos to interview and be hired at businesses. Ask your son or daughter if they changed jobs or businesses all together! We welcome new employees who come from first grade and Miss Preston's kindergarten class. Some students even had their day off change as well. Below are some pictures of the different employees jobs.