Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Research Projects

Hope everyone had an enjoyable vacation.  We are back at school and ready to work hard! We have completed our class book on chickens.  Each child will be getting their own copy to keep.  Look for those at the end of the week!

Yesterday, kids started their animal research.  They are in the middle of finding interesting facts about the animal they chose.  This information will be turned into a written report that will be presented to their classmates.  As part of the project, your child will be creating an accurate model of that animal (3D replica, poster, diorama, etc.) at home.  This project should reflect your child's vision of their chosen animal with your support.  This is meant to be a fun learning activity that you can do at home together.  This project will be due on Wednesday, May 10th.  There will be no homework next week so your time can be focused on this animal project.  Looking forward to seeing the animal models!


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Good luck to our friend!

On Friday we said goodbye to our friend who is moving. Good luck in your new school Ayser!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Math Night Tonight!

Don't miss it!
Where:  Memorial Elementary School
When: 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Chick eggs are coming on Monday!

The incubator is set up and ready to go! To get ready for our eggs, Ms. Pavlicek taught us some great information about eggs and chickens.



Dr. Seuss

Last month, we celebrated Read Across America day by enjoying the books of Dr. Seuss.








Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Upcoming Learning

Reading Comprehension Strategy: We spent last month learning about making inferences while we read.  This month, we are focusing on identifying the main idea and details.

Fundations: We have learned a number of new glued sounds- ank, ink, onk, unk, ang, ing, ong, ung. We are practicing how to accurately read and write these types of words.  We will also be adding suffixes to these words.

Math: We have completed our unit of Extending the Counting Sequence to 120.  We practiced writing numbers up to 120.  We practiced starting at any number and counting up to 120.  We practiced counting by 1's, 2's, 5's, and 10's.  Practice this at home with your child!  Has your child mastered this already? Challenge them by starting at any number and count on by 10. For example: 23, 33, 43, 53, 63, 73, 83, 93, 103, 113. Our current unit is Understanding Place Value.

Science:  We just started or unit on Patterns in the Sky.  We will observe and describe patterns of motion between the sun, moon, and stars in relation to the Earth. We also just started our Chick Hatching unit.  Incubators and eggs will be arriving at the very end of the month.  The kids are very excited to be getting chicks as a class pet!

School Wide Contest:  The class that collects the most Box Tops wins a pajama pizza party!  Send in box tops in baggies of 20.  Contest ends May 5th.

Friday, March 3, 2017

We are so proud to have finally finished our Personal Narratives! We chose a title, illustrated a cover, and wrote an About the Author page.  Then, we shared our writing with a group of peers.  This piece of writing will be sent home at the end of the year. 








Monday, February 27, 2017