Week at a Glance
Becky's 2-Year Kindergarten Class...January 29, 2016
Number combinations...number combinations...and more number combinations! We are really working hard to familiarize (or even master!) these before moving into our next unit , addition.
Word Work: Word lists are now individualized, and new words will be added as current words become familiar! Ask your child what his or her current words are.
Handwriting: Y and Z
Red group: continued beginning sounds work
Yellow group: th digraph
Blue group: ending blends (,mp, nd, nt)
Green group: continued magic e work
John Muir is known as "the father of National Parks" and helped create Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon, Mt. Rainier National Parks. He was also the founder of the Sierra Club!
Harriet Tubman was as brave as anyone could possibly be, traveling the Underground Railroad at least 17 times, helping to free over 70 slaves and working as a spy during the Civil War!
Jane Goodall lived with the chimps for many years, learning all that she could (including never before known discoveries), before leaving to travel around the world urging people to help protect the chimps and their habitat! Jane Goodall founded the Jane Goodall Institute and has helped create many preserves for her beloved chimps!
OUR WORK AS COMMUNITY HEROES
For Heaven's Sake Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation
I was in awe of Claudia and Dave and the wonderful work that they do to help care for injured and orphaned animals...it is truly inspiring and heartwarming! Earth heroes for sure! Claudia did mention that they are looking for adult voluteers, so if you are interested, I have fliers!
Over the next two weeks we will be doing a drive to collect items to donate to For Heaven's Sake. Look for more information soon, but some initial items you may want to pick up include paper towels, tissues, laundry soap (high efficiency, please), and bleach. Thank you!
Claudia and Dave brought 7 (!!!) different types of owls to share with us! Each of the owls had been rehabilitated by Claudia and Dave, but for one reason or another (missing wing, blind in one eye) could not go back to living in the wild. Seeing and hearing the owls in such an up close and personal way was an experience I don't think any of us will forget anytime soon! We also got to meet an opossum that lives at the center! See if your child remembers how the opossum came to live with them!
READ TO FEED
Here is yet another opportunity for your child to be a community hero! Please let me know if you have any questions about the Read to Feed program!
This program is designed by Heifer International and inspires children to get involved in working to end world hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. The goal is to raise money to "buy" gifts of livestock, irrigation pumps, biogas stoves or to send a girl to school. These gifts help families lift themselves to self-reliance by providing resources and a source of income.
We will raise money by collecting pledge money for books that we read! Kids that are independently reading will practice reading and kids that are not quite reading words yet can read pictures, or have someone read a story to them and practice retelling (summarizing) the story, including what happened in the beginning, middle and end!
You should have received an email regarding the program and also paper copies of the resources through "kid mail"!
Happy reading and thank you for helping to make this project a success!
February 3: Italia fundraiser (dinner) 5:00 to 9:00 Hope to see you there!
February 5: Begin collecing Read to Feed pledge money
February 10: Turn in pledge money to teachers
February 12: 1/2 day; Valentine's Day Celebration; Red Food Party sign-up
February15-19: Mid-winter break~no school
Ferbruary 26: FIeld trip to the Musuem of History and Industry in Seattle (9 to 3)
February 5: Marlo, Elsie
February 12: Tessa Jane, Lucy