- Thank you to those of you who sent in some items for the coffee/tea basket. All items are due by Feb. 23rd.
- Congratulations to this week's Wall of Fame winners!
- Send all baby pictures and kindergarten pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 26th. Remember that it does not have to be the school K picture-- any picture around that age.
- The students earned a class reward, so we celebrated with a friendship photo shoot. We used the green screen in the library and we will be putting some cool backgrounds on our pictures when we get back.
|Thanks to Ms. Bannon & Mr. Peterson for organizing the skating program. Everyone did an excellent job.|
|Fun in the snow at recess|
|Compliment books to celebrate friendship.|
|Enjoying our compliment books|
|Barack was stylin'|
|Double glasses for Matthew!|
|Fun with friends!|
Math: We had our test for Topic 8 today. We will be beginning topic 9 after vacation. Students will be adding and subtracting fractions. This tends to be a challenging unit, but I know students will persevere.
|Acting it out to solve a word problem|
Social Studies: Students have been researching their colony, taking notes, and creating a Glogster presentation to advertise their colony. I can't wait to show you the final products! Talking tidbits: What is the most interesting thing you've learned about your colony so far?
|Which introduction sentence is more enticing?|
Reading: We have been working on differentiating among the 5 different types of non-fiction text structures: description, compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect, and chronological order. Talking tidbits: As you read any non-fiction text, maybe the newspaper, see if you can ask your child what type of text structure it is. Also, ask what this little phrase means:
|We used newspapers to determine the text structure of the articles.|
|Text structure detectives!|
Writing: We continued our Hatchet writing this week. They used the RAFT strategy to write about Hatchet this week. They took on the role of either Brian's parents or a news anchor to report what has happened in the time Brian has been missing.
|I hope that you find some time to be THIS relaxed during the week off!|
I hope your February vacation is filled with laughter, fun, and relaxation!