Mrs. Hallford's Learners
January 28th, 2016
Important Dates and News
Jan. 29th - Mr. Matt from Pike Road Library will visit our class
Two special Mystery Readers will visitFeb. 5th - Group Pictures (new date)
Feb. 12th - Cookie Dough Fundraiser ends
Feb. 12th - Valentine's Day Party for Mrs. Hallford's Class 2:00 to 2:45
Feb. 15th - No school for students: Professional Development Day
Feb. 22nd - Field to the Let's Pretend Hospital
Mar. 21st - Mar. 25th - Spring Break: no school
April 20th - Community 1's field trip to Lanark (unlimited chaperones - no younger siblings)
May 26th - Last Day for Students
*Please be sure to write your child's name in all jackets and sweatshirts.
*Send a healthy snack/drink with your child daily.
*Remember to contact me if you have any questions or concerns about your child.
*There is an app called "X-tra Math" that allows your child to practice math facts on their
level and will not allow them to move forward until they are ready.
*Help! We need the following items for our class: lysol wipes, hand sanitizer, staples, items
to help us create an octopus and a dolphin (for our Ocean study - the children have been
working on creating seahorses and are deciding how we should make an octopus and dolphin).
We Have Study Buddies From Mrs. Eller's Class - C3
Sharing Some of Our Learning!
Our C3 buddies wrote stories and shared them with our class!
The Time Station
We can tell time to the hour and half hour. Now we are learning how to tell other times (counting by 5's has come in handy)!
We write daily and will be bringing our Journals home to share this weekend. I am proud of their writing stamina and the detail they are adding!
The Time Station
What we are learning....
Reading - Long vowel sounds, r-controlled vowels, increasing fluency on or above grade-level text
Language - Printing letters, pronouns, identifying and using verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, and using capitalization, commas and ending punctuation correctly
Math - Two-Digit addition, Subtraction, and Time/Measurement, understanding Place Value, and counting to 120 starting at any number
Shared Journal/Shared Reading - Proper and common nouns, capitalization, punctuation,
Theme- The Ocean - We have studied and created our Seahorses. We are beginning to research and study about the Octopus/Squid as well as creating our Ocean Fact Books.
Fresh Grade Reports
A Visit From An Author
We used a yard stick, tape measure and cubes to measure pictures and other items during Math stations.
Study Buddy Math
Math games and skill building
Study Buddy Numeral and Sentence Writing
Learning is always more fun with a friend!