February 2016 - Going From Good to Great!
In math we are working on addition. We have been reviewing numbers 0-10 and different ways to make those numbers. Be sure to practice reading all of the sight words we have sent home. It is critical your child can read these words fluently and independently.
We hope you will join us for our PTA Math night on February 11 at 5:30! Progress Reports will go home on February 23! Be sure to sign the envelope and return it to school!
February is here and we are back and ready to learn! In math, we will be focusing on solving two-step word problems. We will be using many strategies to help us as we try to figure out what steps we need to take in order to solve a variety of word problems. As we do this, we will be reviewing time and looking at graphs. Please remember to help your child study his or her multiplication facts each night.
In reading, we will be looking at text features and how they help us as we read. We will also continue to focus on written response questions. Please make sure that you are reading with your child each night and asking them questions as you read the story together.
We are continuing our exploration into rocks and minerals. We will be digging into the rock cycle and the development of sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks.
Our 3rd math and reading Discovery Education assessment is this month. This assessment will be guiding our instruction for the rest of the school year. We are excited about the 2nd half of the year. We thank parents for the continued support to improve our community.
The composer of the month is Johann Sebastian Bach. All grade levels are learning something about his career and the differences between his time period and ours.
K through 2nd grade will be playing instruments and reading musical notation with Valentine's Day Songs.
Upcoming projects include units on quilting, studying African American artists, jazz instrument collages, and Aboriginal dot painting.
Selection of art for the annual Elementary Art Show at Waterworks Visual Arts Center will be completed and delivered by the 25th of the month. It is such a challenge to just choose 12 pieces!! Stay tuned for the posting of student names!!