Today we read a book called The Sun - A Superstar! Ask your child what he or she knows about the sun. There is information about Jump Rope for Heart in your child's folder today.
We are very excited to enjoy a reward for good behavior tomorrow! We will be watching The Magic School Bus - Lost in Space while snuggling with stuffed animals. Your child may bring ONE stuffed animal tomorrow that fits in his or her backpack.
Did you hear that we reached our dojo goal?? We have earned over 9,000 points since the beginning of the school year! Our reward is a "movie and stuffy" day, which will be this Thursday. So each student may bring one stuffed animal that fits in his or her backpack on Thursday.
Our gardening theme basket looks good - but not great. If you are able to send in any garden-related donations by Thursday, please do! Thank you!!!
We have been learning about the relationship between the Sun, Earth, and Moon, looking for predictable patterns. Ask your child what causes night and day! We are also reading and writing this week about how plants change as they grow. Today each student started his or her own seeds to try and grow sprouts. We will make sure they have just the right amount of water and sunlight so they can germinate and grow!
We have a spelling test tomorrow, so please study those long a words if you have not already. We also have library tomorrow, so if your child brought his or her book home, please put it in the backpack tonight!
Tomorrow students may wear Patriots gear if they so choose!!! Go Pats!
We made magic kits today! Your child can now magically change "can" to "cane" with his magic e wand!
Today we learned a new math game called Fishing for Tens, which is like Go Fish, except instead of finding matching pairs, students are looking for compliments of ten. So if a student has an 8, she may ask her partner for a 2 in order to have a set that has a sum of ten. We are trying to master these facts, as they can help us solve other facts!
We began Unit 3 in our Wonders program today! This unit is all about changes over time. Today we read the book A Second is a Hiccup by Hazel Hutchins.
Happy Birthday, Wilson! We made Wilson's birthday book today!
We traced our shadows on the pavement this morning, and then went back to the same spot this afternoon to see how our shadows changed. Ask your child about it!
Today we began a study of the Earth's relationship to the Sun by looking at shadows. We did a fun activity to determine if a statue's shadow can move. Ask your child to explain why a shadow can move even when the object is stationary!
Happy New Year!! We shared and learned about New Year's traditions today, and we even made resolutions. Ask your child what his or her goal is for 2019!
We are reviewing sight words this week and focusing heavily on math and science. Next week, we will go back to our Wonders program with new spelling words and literature.
What a wonderful workshop we had!! Thank you so much to everyone who donated supplies and/or helped!
And thank you for the lovely cards and gifts! ;)
I hope you all have a relaxing, healthy, and happy holiday break!
We helped our community this morning by delivering lots of food to the food pantry! Thank you to everyone who donated items!!
Thank you to everyone who responded to my request for brown bags... We're all set now! We had a fun challenge with our 5th grade learning buddies today. Students worked together using cups to create the tallest "tree" possible. Ask your child about it! We worked on measuring skills in math this morning. During our literacy time, we read several books by Mo Willems, and we learned how to draw some of his characters.
Today we revisited what it means to be a peacemaker. Ask your child what he or she can do to spread peace!
We made cinnamon ornaments - our room smells lovely! Today we also revisited our friend Pete the Cat! We read Pete the Cat Saves Christmas, and we learned what it means to "give it your all!"
Check your child's folder today! Report cards went home!
We played BINGO with our spelling words and high frequency words today. The class did an excellent job with all of the tricky spelling patterns this week. They are hard workers! Next week we will take a break from our Wonders program and focus on holiday projects.
We saw an awesome show this morning! The 3rd graders performed a pirate holiday show. Ask your child about it!
The readiness and first grades would like to help our community by having a small food drive. Please check your child's folder for a yellow sheet! It is a permission slip as well as a request for specific items that are needed at the food pantry. We plan to walk the items down to the food pantry (in the center of town) next Friday the 21st.
Our Learning Buddy time today was fun! We read some holiday stories and then made "Where's Santa?" pictures, similar to Where's Waldo?
We started Everyday Math Unit 4 today. We are learning how to measure with objects, such as paperclips or toothpicks. We learned a rhyme to help us measure carefully: To find the length of your desk or your friend, use the same unit from end to end. Measurement will be a snap if you never gap or overlap!
We are learning about maps this week! We read the story Me On The Map by Joan Sweeney, and we even started making our own Me On The Map books. Talk to your child about how you use maps to help you find your way around.