The Last Week of February

Greetings,

The students enjoyed a week full of preparing healthy food,writing friendly letters, and learning how to scan a text for key words.
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Hockey Tournament

The students competed with the other kindergartners in a hockey game.

Reading Buddies

The reading buddies showed the kinder how to collage using one of the apps in the iPad. Since we are focusing on nutrition, the students made food collages and printed them out.

What We've Learned this Week

Language Arts


1.Vocabulary


The students defined the word “ hygiene” after discussing ways to maintain dental hygiene.


2. Parts of a letter


  • We reviewed parts of letter.
  • The students finished writing a letter to a pen pal about what they learned so far from our nutrition project.
  • They began preparing their second letter to mail it along with their flat Stanley.


3.Guided Reading


A group of students read books together with the assistance of the teacher.


4.Close Reading


  • The students listened to Abraham Lincoln & Rosa Parks passages being read.
  • The students scanned the passage for sight words and assigned key words such as “ cabin log”, “ laws”, “ lawyer”, “refused”, “fair”, “brave” and “admired”.
  • They answered a few comprehension questions about the reading.



Math


1. Telling Time


  • The students practiced telling time (digital & dialog) in five-minute interval.


2. Subtraction Word Problems


  • In groups, the students read the word problems and tried to solve them together.
  • They shared their results on the board.


Social Studies


1.Rosa Parks


As a part of Black History Month, the students are learning about an African-American famous person every week this month.


2.Close Reading


  • They listened to a passage read about Rosa Parks
  • They located the assigned sight words in the passage
  • They answered some comprehension questions about him ( e.g why was she famous?

Science


1. Food Groups


  • We reviewed the food groups
  • We continue to add healthy snacks to our class cookbook. This week we made crackers with cream cheese and tomatoes. We also made pineapples with cottage cheese & boiled eggs sandwich.


2. Dental Hygiene


  • They learn about a tooth parts (enamel, dentin, pulp, and gum tissue).
  • We discussed ways to maintain dental hygiene


Living & non-living things


  • The students listed living and non-living things.
  • They distinguished between the two.


Wellness


Writing & Handwriting Skills


They practiced writing their spelling words in their journal using 3 activities from the spelling activity sheet (writing words 3 times, rainbow words, and circling consonants in each word.

Questions to Ask Your Child


Language Arts


  • What does “hygiene” mean?
  • What are the parts of a letter?

Math


  • What time do you have PE, Spanish, Art, and Technology?


Science


  • What are the parts of a tooth?
  • How can you maintain your dental hygiene?
  • What’s the difference between living & non-living things?


Social Studies


  • In what coin and dollar bill can you find Abraham Lincoln’s picture?
  • What kind of jobs did Abraham Lincoln do before becoming a president?
  • Why did Rosa Parks become famous?

Guess Who's Hiding Close to Flat Stanley?

Reminders

March 2nd



  • Dr. Seuss’s birthday
  • Dress like a Dr. Seuss character

March 3rd



  • We are going on a field trip to watch a Charlotte’s Web Play in Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas.
  • Please pack lunch for your child
  • Dress your child in the field trip shirt & jeans

Red and Orange Folders

  • Most of the papers were graded on a scale from 1 to 4 ( "1" means didn't understand the concept or didn't participate, "2" means needed a lot of help to complete the assignment, "3" means needed little help, and "4" means finished work independently).
  • grades and notes are on the back of the papers.
  • Please empty the contents of the red and orange folder and return the folders by Monday.

March Dates


  • Please refer to the attached March Newsletter on the email.

Making Healthy Snacks

Making Crackers with Cream Cheese and Tomatoes

Making a Mini Sandwich

The kids made mini sandwiches using bread, beef or turkey bologna, boiled eggs , and vegetables.

Making Pineapple with Feta Cheese

The students mixed diced pineapple with feta cheese