Room 110 News

April 10th, 2016

Dear Families:

We have settled back into our regular routine after Spring Break. I am constantly amazed at how much they've grown this year. They are nearly 2nd graders!


We have started a fiction writing unit. We are creating characters and imagining some really interesting adventures for them. Students are working on integrating their writing content with their mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, and spelling), and having a lot fun doing it.


This Friday is Art and Music Night, sponsored by The Village! There will be a student created art raffle, dinner, and music! The cost is $10 per family, and includes a spaghetti dinner! Hope to see you there! 6:30-8:30 pm.


Our next field trip will be on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016. We are heading to the Berkeley Marina to learn about the marine life at the rocky seashore. Please make sure students wear clothing/shoes they can get muddy that day, and remember to bring a lunch from home.


Special thanks to our "Math Game Day Friday" volunteers. This first month of game days has been engaging, and it could not happen with out your help! If you would like to volunteer click the link below!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wNS7akL992tbzddiVb9_J2puS45Sc6w0RWE_A2xVhfE/edit#gid=0


If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at: susannereed@berkeley.net

Thank you,
Susanne Reed

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In Class...

Reader's Workshop--Characters
Writer's Workshop--Fiction Writing, Brave Spelling, and Sparkle Words
Math-Addition/Subtraction to 40 (and beyond), Problem Solving: Arrow Way, Tape Diagrams, Place Value
Spelling/Word Study-- Word Endings -ck, -sh, -y, -ing, -ed; consonant blends, and digraphs
Science--States of Matter-Solids (starting Tuesday!)

Classroom Wish List

*22 glass jars with lids in various sizes (mason jar style, no larger than 1/2 pint)

*Fine glitter

*Glitter glue


Thank you all for your wonderful donations this year!

Upcoming Events...

4/15 Art and Music Night, 6:30pm, Jefferson Cafetorium

4/21 Earth Day Activities at School--Please bring paper towel rolls to the box by the office for reuse at our Earth day Activities. If you’d like to volunteer on that day, contact Lori Hess at loribhess@aol.com.

4/22 Mayfair, 11-3pm

4/27 Kids for the Bay Field Trip, Berkeley Marina