This Week in Room 204

March 11-18

Technology in Full Effect

Students are learning how to integrate technology into their academic lives. The OSMO is a great tool where students can manipulate shapes to make other shapes (one of our kindergarten math standards). With the OSMO, you can also purchase letters and numbers too. I can't speak highly enough about this tool. It's great with preschool age children as well.

Students are also working on displaying their knowledge of the US Symbols using Pic Collage and Adobe Voice. Their projects are turning out great. Feel free to download these apps at home for them to get even better at using them!

Ride - Pedal - Walk to school Wednesdays

The City of Irvine treated us to an afternoon of activity and fun. Inflatables filled the field and students completed obstacles courses as a fun treat for the Irvine school that had the most participation in their RIde, Pedal, Walk program. Check out the pictures and some videos of the fun event last Thursday.

Scholastic Book Fair

The book fair is in full effect in the small multi purpose room. Come by before or after school to chop for fantastic book choices. It is open on Monday - Thursday from 8:30-3:30 and on Friday from 8:30-2:00 pm. I also left some wish list items that our classroom library would love.

Spirit Day - Superhero Day

Friday, April 1st, 8:15am

3817 Viewpark Avenue

Irvine, CA

Dress up in your favorite superhero gear. Wear anything from superhero shoes, shirts, watches, headbands, anything with a superhero logo or picture on it. Let's keep our trophy for another month

How to Books - Informational Text books

We are in our unit of writing Informational Texts. Students have written books like How to Brush your Teeth, How to Make Chocolate Milk, How To books of their own choice, and most recently we are working on How to Make lemonade. Here are some pics of minilessons that I have taught the kids to include in their writing.

- Writers work through the writing process.

- Writer's think, plan, sketch and label, then write.

- Writers label using beginning sounds, beginning and ending sounds, or stretch out the entire words. (USE PHONETIC SPELLING!)

- Writers add sequence words.

- Writers add tips. (things to do)

- Writers add warnings. (things to NOT do)

Happy Birthday Karina and 1/2 Birthday Guru!