"Magic" News

January 11, 2016

A Peek At The Week

At centers this week we introduced a new book, counted by 10's, played a roll a word game, sequenced and wrote numbers and worked on the chromebooks. In math we reviewed ten frames and double ten frames.

Mrs. McPhillips , the district math coach, came to our classroom on Wednesday and she taught a lesson on greater than/less than. She introduced the math symbols to use and she was pleased that the students were able to use the correct symbols and explain why they choose that symbol.

We learned about Martin Luther King Jr. and why he was such a special person in our country's history. Ask your child about the experiment we did about "blue eyes" and "brown eyes" . A great lesson about discrimination.

We started our research about penguins and already have an extensive list of facts about where they live, what they look like and why and how they take care of their babies. The students are now officially scientists and they are becoming experts about penguins.

Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend our math day. I realize that not all parents are able to attend, therefore, I am sending home some of the math games the students shared on Thursday.

Looking Ahead

In math we will be doing more addition number stories using the 10-frame and begin subtraction using the 10-frame, make combinations of the numbers 4 & 5, continue greater than/less than, as well as practice writing the numerals 1-25. In the reading “Fundations” program we continue writing capital letters as well as building and tapping out words. In Writer's Workshop we are writing about penguins.

This time of year can be very difficult for young children (and adults). Everyone is in the house with a limited amount of physical activity. The children have been a little restless and some children are having difficulty listening and following directions. If the weather permits encourage your child to go outside to take a walk, ride a bike or a scooter, or play with a friend.

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Reminders and Sugesstions



  • The children are now writing their first and last name on all papers so please make sure they do this on all homework papers.
  • Please put your child's name on his/her Feinstein sweatshirt.
  • Please check your child’s MAGIC Book every night.
  • Please continue to reinforce letters, letter sounds, counting, number recognition, sight words and writing first and last names.
  • Please remember to send a small snack each day.
  • We are still in need of tissues and plastic spoons.
  • No school Monday, January 18th, Martin Luther King Day



Have a great weekend!


Go Patriots

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