Alas, the time of year Ms. Aveson has awaited……..SPRING! Most of our class loves winter and they will be sorry to see the chances for snow slip away, but NOT MS. AVESON! Woohooo! (Just heard the forecast–:( )
As we near spring break, let us be mindful of class practices such as working quietly, respecting others with kind words, moving from one activity to another independently, walking in line with our hands by our side, and eating in the cafeteria using the same manners we would have at home or at a restaurant. These are areas that will be rewarded during our Superhero March over the next two weeks. Thank you for supporting all of the aforementioned areas and others with response to Friday folders through chats or consequences.
Speaking of consequences…………so sorry about the Friday folders. It seems that a native of Ireland in the form of a leprechaun got a hold of my green markers and played a little trick on me, by doing the Friday folders when I was not in the room! I knew we should have set a leprechaun trap! Shucks! Oh wait, I bet it was all of the green food, napkins, and paper plates we had on Friday, the day before St. Patrick’s day that lured him to room 7!
We continue with plurals this week, remembering that we have to decide if the ending should be s, es, or ies OR an irregular ending such as feet, children, geese, teeth, etc. Dropping the y to add ies has proven to be the more challenging of the ways to make plurals. We must also use the term singular when referring to one item or object. We want to impress our second grade teachers next year!
Writing sentences that convey a complete thought clearly and are punctuated correctly is a continued goal. Bet you’ve seen that in most Agendas, right? Check! We will keep reaching higher in the area of writing. This is one of the more difficult areas for students to excel in as upper grade teachers have told us. Establishing habits such as our “pointer test” will hopefully help to make stronger writers as they proceed to the next grade. Students are impressing me with the stretch they are making to expand descriptions. Hats off to Kelsey for bringing in sentences that she has worked hard to perfect! Having your child write their own thank you notes is a wonderful way for him/her to practice.
F-R-A-C-T-I-O-N-S can mean you get a little bit of pizza or you get a lot! Words problems like the Mario/Jill one at the bottom of skill sheet 59, help the child to see through pictures, what the fractions would look like. Let us encourage the students to draw a quick picture of the fraction if he/she is having a hard time visualizing it. Developmentally, they automatically think that 1/4 is bigger than 1/3. But once they focus (if they do) on the picture, it becomes clear. Students are responsible for identifying and creating fractional models for 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4.
We conclude FORCE AND MOTION this week………Motion can be straight, back & forth, circular, up and down, and curved. We have also determined when push or pull forces are used. Vibration is a fun motion to talk about and discover. Each student is invited to bring in an object this week (one day only) that vibrates. The objects should be brought to school on Wednesday ONLY. Some students would bring everything in their closet if allowed to do so, so please monitor what is being brought. If a student does not have a vibrating object that is absolutely fine, we will look at the ones that we have. Thank you!
********Thank you to the parents who sent in green food items last week! Yummy!
HOMEWORK: **********WORD STUDY (usual activities)
*************************Write a “thank you” note to someone at school, or in your family. Bring the note to school. You will read it aloud and then deliver it. If it is to someone in your family, you will take it back home Friday night. Notes should all be at school on Friday, March 23rd. The note should have at least 4 sentences and begin…….Dear__________. Feel free to use decorative note cards!
*************************Tuesday night reading (blue books)
Thank you to all parents who ordered PIZZA! Sadly we did not win, we actually came in 3rd place out of 4! Whattttt? We were winning the whole week and then were defeated! So, no pizza party for us………that’s o.k.——-we have lots of jeans for the next contest–beginning April 8th! Thank you Skylar! She has brought in a whole bag plus more!
See everyone tomorrow night at our PTA show! Refer to Mrs. Franklin’s note for times. 🙂
April 20th is CRAZY HAIR DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!