This week we had a blast reading all about polar bears. We were really surprised and a little skeptical to learn that their blubber keeps them warm in the ice cold water, so we decided to do an experiment to test it out. We put one hand in an insulated bag and the other one in the ice water. Turns out that the blubber insulation made a huge difference! You can check out the pictures of our surprise below!
We also continued exploring shadows. This week we learned all about how shadows change. We began the week with a prediction about whether shadows can change. We discovered that you can change a shadow by moving an object closer or further away from the light! We also explored how shadows change during the day by going outside in the morning and outlining the shadow of our ball hoop in chalk. We then predicted whether it would be the same in the afternoon. Later that day, we went out to find that it had moved really far from our outline! We were so surprised! Then, we talked about how ancient people used this knowledge to make sundials to tell time. It was so cool that shadows could actually be a clock! Check out the pictures below to see us doing our experiments and making our own sundials!
Congratulations to Angel for reading all your Orange words! Great job Adalina for reading all your Yellow words! Way to go Alexa and Lyric for reading all your green words! Hip Hip Hooray for Brett who finished his violet words. Awesome job to everyone! Keep up the amazing work.
To celebrate the end of Quarter 2, we will be holding a brief classroom awards recognition at 1:00pm on Monday, February 11th. Students names will be read aloud as well as their accomplishments for this quarter. This brief recognition will last about 5 minutes. Parents are welcome to attend.
Thursday, February 14 is our Valentine’s exchange celebration. Please see the note that went home in the grey folders for details on how to send in valentines. Unfortunately, I have an obligation out of town that morning, so I will not be at our celebration in person, but I will send my love from afar and leave detailed instructions for the guest teacher to ensure that students have a blast celebrating kindness and friendship on that special day.
The SCA will be selling “Candy Grams” on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of next week. For $1, your child can send a candy gram to anyone at Trevvett to be delivered on Valentine’s Day. This is a fundraiser for our SCA.
Every month students have the opportunity to purchase books from the scholastic school book order. Our order is due on Feb 25th. Here is a link to order: https://clubs.scholastic.com Our class code is: TQRV7
Friday 2/25 was the last day of the 2nd quarter. Please let me know ASAP if you would like to meet about your student’s progress to date.
It is germ season, and we have worked very hard this year to keep our classroom clean and germ free. As a result, we have already used up our supply of Clorox/Lysol wipes. Please consider sending a few containers in with your student if you are able to help replenish our supply and keep us germ free and healthy. Thank you in advance!
Reading: We worked to connect with books we read by trying to: connect it to another book we have read, connect it to something we have done, or connect it with something we know about the world around us.
Writing: We worked on a review of our letters and continued writing our first and last names. We also began working with blends and digraphs such as th, sh, and ch.
Math: We compared measurements including length, width, weight, and volumetric capacity.
Science: We explored shadows.
Reading: We will continue to work to connect with books we are reading by trying to: connect it to another book we have read, connect it to something we have done, or connect it with something we know about the world around us.
Writing: We will be working on a review of our letters and will continue writing our first and last names. We will also continue our work with blends and digraphs such as th, sh, and ch.
Math: We will learn to count all the way to 100 by ones and 10s!
Social Studies: We will learn all about President’s Day.
Have a wonderful weekend!
February 11th: Classroom Awards at 1:00 pm
February 14th: Valentine’s Day Exchange: See the note in the grey folders about the celebration.