Just a reminder that there is no school on Friday the 13th for a teacher work day and also no school on Monday the 16th for President’s Day.
Please return your parent teacher conference form to request a time that works best for you. I’m looking forward to sharing your child’s learning with you!
We began with a story about the 100th day of school and got all gussied up with 100 day ribbons.
We played a number recognition game where we colored certain numbers on our 100 charts in he shape of 100.
We made fruit loop necklaces-a fun way to practice counting skills as well as hone our fine motor skills.
We also made artwork using the number 100 and turning it into something else.
All in all a fun day of learning!
If you or your child would like to make Valentine’s cards, your child will be able to share those with their friends on February 12. Valentine’s cards are completely optional. The kids will have an opportunity to pass out their cards in a way that is fun but doesn’t emphasize who has them and who chooses not to participate. Than you!
In place of the weekly checklist this week I am sending home a learning report about sight words. We have been practicing memorizing our sight words so we can read and spell these words. Sight words often are “rule breakers” and can’t be tapped or sounded out so we memorize these common words instead. Please practice reading and writing sight words with your child.
The stomach bug has hit our school! We are cleaning and sanitizing to help prevent the spread of germs as much as we can. Please help us by keeping your child home if they throw up or have a fever. Your child must be fever free and symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school to avoid infecting others.
We are continuing our work with applying Dr. King’s legacy to our own life and actions. We began a service project in order to help others. The kids made cards to send to people in a nursing home to help brighten their day. We looked at pictures of the nursing home my grandma-in-law lives in and discussed how getting a card might help an older person.
The kids worked hard to make their cards beautiful and cheerful!
Our class is making a chain of kindness to keep track of all the kind acts that happen in our classroom. We learned about the feeling of happiness and how to help develop the feeling in ourselves and others.
Whenever we notice a kind act, we write our name on a strip of paper and put it in the basket. As a class we add each strip to our chain and the children have a chance to share some of the kind acts they have noticed?
Our class needs empty paper towel rolls for an upcoming science exploration. Please send your empty paper towel rolls to school!
Thank you kindly!