Apr 27

What another fantastic week.  We discussed Earth day and brainstormed ways to keep our Earth healthy, just like we keep ourselves healthy!  The future looks bright with all their ideas.

In math, we continue to work on addition.  NO FINGERS allowed!

Use pennies or Legos as counters if you child is having trouble.  They really need to UNDERSTAND what addition is and not just memorize facts.  This will help with future math, especially algebra.  🙂  They will count a total number of objects, then I will hide a few from them in my hand ask them to give me the missing number.  This tells me who truly understands addition.

We continue to focus on comprehension in reading and writing more in our journal.

Reminder that our field trip is on Wednesday, May 2.  No need for a lunch, but you may pack them a snack.

Happy Friday!!!!!

Please see below from our Art Teacher.  🙂

Mrs. Smith, our Colonial Trail art teacher, is collecting some interesting items to be used in the art room this spring and next fall.  Please consider donating any of the following items to be used by the children in their art classes.  Feel free to collect these supplies during the summer and send them in the fall as well.  Your trash is our treasure!! Thanks for all of your help!!

Old CDs, Felt, Yarn, Fabric Scraps, Beads or old Necklaces, 4 oz Elmers Glue Bottles, Cheap White Paper Plates, Styrofoam or Plastic Egg Cartons, Empty Toilet Tissue and Paper Towel Rolls, Newspaper


Apr 12

We have been busy since spring break!  Students used their creativity and critical thinking skills to design flowers for our poem, April showers bring May flowers.  See some of the creative ways they used pattern blocks for their flower designs in the pictures below.

We are finishing our unit on money.  Students are asked to identify a penny, nickel, dime and quarter as well as tell their respective values.

We continue to make great strides in reading.  Remember the comprehension of a story is just as important as being able to read it.  If you don’t know what you have read, then the purpose for reading is gone.  Asking questions before, during and after are important.

Thank you for turning in your field trip money. May seems a far way off, but it will be here before we know it.  Happy spring!

Linda Livingston