Friday, November 16, 2012

November 11-16

This week we finished up talking about Fiction and why we read fiction. We focused on the book, The Bear Snores On, and we got to act out the book in our classroom! Find out what character your kid acted as and what they had to do!

Thanksgiving Lunch!

We had a great time eating lunch with our friends and families, Mrs. Griffin even stopped by to say hi!

Next week:

Reading- We will be working on our new SNAP WORDS: like, he
We will also be celebrating Thanksgiving by doing many fun activities! Remember there is no school on the 22 or the 23!

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 5-9th

We have a very busy week ahead of us!

Reading- This week we will be talking about how to question a story so we can understand it better. Why does the character do something? What is the setting/ who are the characters?
We will also be talking about fiction and fantasy and how we can tell when a book is fiction/fantasy. We will also be working on poems that have alliteration (words that begin with the same sounds) and how to break down words so we can spell them!

Writing- We will be continuing to work on our stories that have a beginning, middle and end and we will be starting to talk about spaces in between words of our sentences.

Math- Number work and games!
The kids will be working on writing numbers correctly, learning about the Pan Balance and which objects are heavy and which ones are light, and playing many math games like Monster Squeeze!

Science- We are still working on fabrics and will be doing our fabric collage and we will be taking fabric apart to see how they are put together!

Dates to Remember:

Monday is Veteran's Day and there will be a special presentation given by a Veteran!
Thursday is our Thanksgiving Lunch where we will be eating turkey and all the Thanksgiving fixings, this starts at 11:15!
Friday is Avery's 6th Birthday!
Thursday the 22nd is Chloe and Madison's Birthday!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Halloween Week!

Sorry about the late postings on these last 2 blogs. It's been a very busy week! Let's start with some of our Halloween Pictures!

 What a spread!
 These kids are trying to figure out the problem of how to keep the toilet paper from splitting!

 Zoe's a mummy!

We have been having a ton of fun learning in math!

 A little game known as "Teen Tangle"
 Look at all those buttons!
What kind of building can you make with 14 blocks?

This week we will be learning:
Reading- We will be talking a lot about Connecting the stories we read to ourselves = Text-to-self
(This reminds me of me or my life)
(This reminds me of another story)
(This reminds me of something outside of the book)
We will also be learning more about the letter A!

Writing- We are beginning to write small moment stories. That means the kids are taking a story and stretching it out to have a beginning, middle and an end. This story is going to be stretched over 3 PAGES!!!!

Math- Get out those adding machines because we are going to start learning the basics of addition along with symmetry!

Science- We are going to revisit what we know about fabric and continue where we left off in our science unit!

Social Studies- We took our Candy Bar Vote on Monday to see what candy is our favorite! On Tuesday the kids will be learning about the Presidential Candidates and will fill our a real ballot for who they think should be President! Check out our post next week to see who won!

Dates to Remember: Parent/ Teacher Conferences on Tuesday and Wednesday
Friday, November 9- No School!
Monday, November 12- Veteran's Day 
November 21- Early Release at 12:30
November 22- 23- No school HAPPYY THANKSGIVING!!!