Feb 26

What a wonderful 100 day celebration!  Last Thursday, we celebrated our 100th day of school.  We celebrated by reading 100 books, writing our numbers to 100 and solving the Zero the Hero mystery.  You can’t make 100 without him twice!

This week we are looking forward to reading Dr. Seuss books and exploring all the words we can make with short vowels.  In math we are measuring temperature and working on ways to tell time (seasons, years, months, days of the week, morning, noon and night, as well as telling time to the hour).   In science we are working with magnets.  Magnets will only attract metals, like iron and steel.  We are working on the vocabulary words, attract and repel.

Thank you for coming to see our social studies projects.  We enjoyed learning about Famous Americans.

Please join us for our parade this Friday, March 2 at 8:20.  We will be parading the hallways in our Dr. Seuss character outfits!

Happy Monday!

Linda Livingston 

 

 

Feb 13

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hope everyone had a great day!  Here  are some important dates coming up!

Wednesday, Feb. 21 is our Social Studies Showcase.  Come and take a look at what we have been working on in Social Studies the last few weeks. 5:45 – 7:00

Thursday, Feb 22 is 100 day!  We will be asking the children to dress up like they are 100 years old.  No need to go overboard or participate if you don’t wish too!  We will be doing a lot of things with the number 100!

On Friday, March 2, we will honor Dr. Seuss by parading in the hallway as our favorite Dr. Seuss character.  Google some simple ideas.  Costumes do not need to be elaborate.  We will be parading in the hallway at 8:20.

Thank you for reading with them!  It really shows!

Linda Livingston

 

Feb 5

Welcome February!

This month we will be focusing on comprehension as well as reading fluently in small group reading.  I will be putting a new information sheet on good questions to ask before, during and after reading in the report card envelope.  Reading is an important skill.  Many children have learned sight words quickly, but when asked to tell about what they read, they can only give a few details because they were so busy processing words or trying to sound them out.  Asking questions during all stages of a story are very important.

In math we are going to be measuring objects, using scales to compare weights and measuring time by working on time, days of the weeks, months and the year.

We will be talking about Famous Americans.  In Kindergarten we learn about Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, George Washington, Abe Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.  We will be discussing their role in American and what makes them famous so that we can honor them.

Later in the month we will work on magnets.  This is one of my favorite units.

February promises to be a wonderful month.

Happy February!

Linda Livingston