# MS. MEYER'S

## REMINDERS/NOTES

January 30 - Box tops due

February 4 - Early Dismissal

February 5- 101 Day

February 12-13 - Smencil Sales

February 13- Valentine Party

February 16 - No School

February 17 - PTO Meeting

February 26 - Math/Science Night

Please continue to initial your child's conduct chart each night. We check these daily and can see the effect on behavior when it is not signed daily. We appreciate your support!

Our class is in need of the following supplies:

* Clorox/Lysol wipes

*Hand sanitizer

*Quart-sized sliding zip-lock bags

*Empty, clean gallon jug (2 or 3)

* 3 boxes of Cocoa puffs by February 2nd

## MATH

After many weeks discussing numbers to 120, we will be digging in the pockets of our brains to see if we can identify and count coins! We have some fun activities planned and will be challenging ourselves by using skip counting to add up a pocket full of change!

Listed below are some fun links:

Place Value Song

Expanded Form

Math Challenge:

Snack with Math- use graham crackers (hundreds), pretzel sticks (tens), and marshmallows (ones) to represent numbers using picture form. students and family can create different numbers and compare who made the greatest/least number.

Chalk about Math-use sidewalk chalk and practice writing numbers in different forms.

Rolling with Math-use dice (up to three) to make a number. Then, place numbers in different places to show a different value.

## SCIENCE

After a week of getting dirty in all kinds of soil, we will be washing off the dirt by looking at sources of water. Students will perform some cool experiments to see how water moves and how fresh and salt water differ.

Here are some cool videos/websites to check out, as well as some science activities that can be done at home:

Exploring Rocks

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/481674122618412563/

Types of Rocks

Curious George Video

Soil Song

Home Challenge:

Rock Collection-began a rock collection and collect rocks from different locations.

Make Dirt-use Oreo cookies (rocks) and have student break and crush cookies, then place into a clear cup, layer dark chocolate pudding and milk chocolate pudding (soil layers) on top of crushed cookies, sprinkle Oreo crumbs or chocolate sprinkles on top of pudding for "humus", and a gummy worm on top, enjoy dirt treat!

Sand Art-students can use different colors of sand and create their own soil layers in jars or other cool containers.

Make compost!

## SOCIAL STUDIES

Over the next few weeks, your child will learn all about different United States symbols and why they are important. They will learn about symbols such as the US flag, the bald eagle, the liberty bell, the Statue of Liberty and the White House!

One-Time Class Activation Code: MYRZ8

Dear Families,

Encouraging reading is one of the most important things we can do to help your child succeed. It can be tough finding the right books to keep them interested, which is why I am so excited that our class will be participating in Scholastic Reading Club this school year.

• Every book you buy earns FREE Books for our classroom library