News from KF
My many apologies for the length of time between newsletters. We have been very busy in the classroom. I wanted to thank all the parents who came out to our literacy night. I hope you all enjoyed it and were able to take some useful information home.
February was a busy month of presidents and Valentine's Day. This week we have been reading Dr. Seuss stories and discussing him as an author.
Next week we will move into our weather and Spring unit. Hopefully we will start to see some signs of Spring in the next few weeks. As we do start to see the sun a little more, we will be going back outside as weather permits.
Reading to Pre-K
At the end of our writing workshop unit we split up and shared our stories with our Pre-K friends.
Yertle the Turtle
The Cat in the Hat hat
Thanks to Mrs. Cavallo, we had an awesome snack today for Fantastic Friday!
Writing workshop- We have shifted our writing to informational text. We are writing "how-to" books and they are awesome! We looked at a few mentor texts from Gail Gibbons to get us started. Many times she will put in a "how-to" at the end of her stories. We have had everything from "How to shoot at basketball" to "How to do the monkey bars." The kids are coming up with the steps and putting all those writing skills to good use.
We are learning to choose, combine, and apply strategies for answering quantitative questions. By engaging in discussions about their reasoning using mathematical language they become more proficient in math. We can accomplish this by talking about how we arrived at our answer. We are focusing on numbers through ten.
March 24-28- Spring Break
April 18- Good Friday, No school
May 30 (tentatively)- End of year field trip to Decatur
June 2- Last day of school