March 6, 2020
Over the past 2 weeks we have had a few guests speaking to the children-
Mr. Keem from Aurora Dental was talking to the children about dental health.
A representative from the Buffalo Philharmonic was sharing his expertise about music.
An author, Steve Shanley was reading his story The Disappearing Forest
We also celebrated Dr. Seuss this week by reading many of his stories. The 4th graders came to read to the children as well.
In the upcoming weeks, we will begin Junior Achievement. Mr. Petrie will be in the classroom talking to the children about how they can earn money, save money, needs and wants and much more. He will share stories, activities and games with the children. He will be in our classroom for 5 lessons, usually Tuesdays, beginning March 17.
Our field trip to the Buffalo Zoo is Friday, March 27. Please sign and return the permission slip by Thursday, March 19. We will be eating lunch at the zoo- please send in a disposable lunch and drink. (Please do not send in lunch boxes or reusable drink bottles) Some of our trip we will be outside walking from exhibit to exhibit and other times we will be inside the classroom building with a presentation from Ms Rebecca (an instructor from the Buffalo Zoo).
Report cards were sent home Thursday. Please sign and return the envelope from the report cards. If you ever would like to meet to discuss your child’s progress, please email me and we can set up a date and time.
This week (March 2-6) the children:
- Composed and decomposed numbers 6 and 7. The children were introduced to number bonds to show composing and decomposing.
- Completed a Check My Progress reviewing numbers in a 10 frame and composing and decomposing numbers 4-7.
- Reviewed the sound /b/, printing Bb, words that begin with B and song- Benny Bear
- Read and discussed Turtle Splash! , How Many Stars in the Sky? and What a Beautiful Sky
- Reviewed verbs and introduced past tense verbs- skip, skipped; jump, jumped; draw, drew; swim, swam
- Reviewed our words to know- introduced help, him, off, on, out
- Discussed that during Lent we grow closer to God by doing good deeds, prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We began to discuss The Stations of the Cross- Station 1: Jesus is Condemned to Death; Station 2: Jesus accepts the Cross; Station 3: Jesus Falls the First Time. The children will be making their own Stations of the Cross booklet.
- Continued our discussion on dental health and made a book.
- Drew a leprechaun using step by step instructions.
Next week (March 9-13) the children will be:
- Composing and decomposing numbers to 10 using counter chips, snap cubes and pictures.
- Complete a Unit 3 Assessment in reading: blending sounds, identifying ending sounds, identify beginning sounds, reading some of our words to know, read words by sounding them out, listening comprehension and writing (drawing a picture to finish a story)
- Read and discuss Dear Mr. Blueberry and What Is Science? Introduce a story web to show some details that were in the story.
- Review our words to know- introduce is, if, in, it, how
- Review letter sounds, introduce the short/ i/ sound, song Iggy Iguana, printing Ii and words that start with an i or have an i in the middle of a word.
- Continue discussing the Stations of the Cross- Station 4: Jesus meets his mother, Station 5: Simon helps Jesus carry his cross, Station 6: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus, Station 7: Jesus falls the second time
- Complete a craft for St. Patrick’s Day- craft will be used to decorate for The Pot of Gold fundraiser at our school on Saturday, March 14.
Thank you for practicing our words to know at home with your child! Have a great weekend-
a am an and are
at bed best black blue
boy brown by but can
cat color come cut day
do down eight end fast
five four girl green had
hat have help him hot
I like love man me
my name nine not now
on off one orange out
purple red run see seven
six sun ten the three
to two up we what
white with yellow you
March 9: if in is it how (letter sound /i/)
March 16: big find get take this (letter sound /g/)
March 23: be he ran she tree will (letter sound /r/)