Our first five day week of 2019 was very busy! In Reading, we made fun predictions while reading Jan Brett stories and admiring the beautiful illustrations and clues in the borders of the pages. We also blended and spelled one-syllable words; and continued studying our short vowels a/i/o/u. We mastered the sight words come/your by reading poems and stories. In Math, the students practiced counting forward orally by ones from 1 to 50 and kept an anchor chart of our progress over the week. We also continued our study of part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3 in a variety of configurations using our hands, counters, journal practice, singing songs, reading stories, and partner games. In Science, we had an awesome time exploring magnets! The student investigated through play and discovery centers that magnets have an effect on some materials, make some things move without touching them, and have useful applications – especially in our homes. We also enjoyed using MobyMax as a whole group and in centers to really explore (in detail) all the Reading and Math applications and games that can support our classroom learning. And last, but certainly not least, all of the students reached (or surpassed) their 20 mile running milestone this week and earned their second shoelace charm to come home next week! Also, all of the students’ hard work running pays off in an EXTRA fun PE class every month. AND, at the end of the year, each student with 50 miles will receive a MEDAL!!!
Note from Mrs. Rhoden for grades K-2: Parent referrals for gifted identification will be accepted beginning January 3 to January 18, 2019. As you consider your decision to refer your child, please be sure to speak with his/her teacher to discuss any gifted qualities being observed in the classroom on a consistent basis. Referrals should be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to Jennifer Rhoden at email@example.com during these designated dates. No referrals will be accepted after January 18. Subject line of email should state Gifted Referral, and the email should include student’s first and last name, grade level, teacher, and area of referral (English, Math or Both areas). An email confirmation will be sent within 48 hours. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the school.
IMPORTANT January DATES:
— Monday 1/14: Homework FOLDER DUE
— Monday, 1/21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday SCHOOL CLOSED
— Monday, 1/28: Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day SCHOOL CLOSED
Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any questions by note in folder, phone, email, or text message (Remind 101). Enjoy this weekend’s SNOW! Stay Safe.
Ring in the New Year!
Mrs. Grossman 🙂
– Comprehension Focus & Genre Study: Making Predictions (Snowy Books)
– Phonemic awareness: blending one-syllable words; short vowels a/i/o/u
– Sight Words: (student names) have, fun, do
– Writing sentences (with capital letter at beginning and period/question mark at the end) with our sight words
* Questions to ask when reading with your child: What do you predict will happen next? What clues helped you? Did it happen?
— Recognize and describe with fluency part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3 in a variety of configurations. Investigate and describe part-whole relationships for numbers up to 3 using a variety of configurations. (example: 3 can be 0+3, 3+0, 2+1, or 1+2)
— The student will recognize that history describes events and people of other times and places by identifying the people and events honored by the holiday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
– Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: This is a day to remember an African American who worked so that all people would be treated fairly. It is observed in January.
– Who are the people that we remember on these holidays?
– Why do most people celebrate these holidays?