Oak Room Newsletter
Week of June 1, 2015
FIELD TRIP TO WHITNEY MUSEUM ON TUESDAY, June 9th
What: We will be led on an educational tour of the Whitney Museum, exploring some works of art that connect to the work we have been doing in reading workshop to get to know characters. After we visit the museum we will have lunch outside and spend some time at a nearby park and playground (weather permitting).
Please make sure your child brings a lunch in their BACKPACK. Because we will be taking the subway, we want to make sure children have their hands free to hold on to their partners and subway poles!
Where: The Whitney Museum is located in the Meatpacking District at 99 Gansevoort St.
When: Tuesday, June 9th from 9am to approximately 2pm.
How: We will be taking the subway for this trip. We will take the C train from Lafayette Avenue to 14th Street.
We are still seeking a few more chaperones for this trip! Please email Pascale at email@example.com if you we are interested in coming!
This week (as told by the Oak Room Kindergartners)...
We wrote our garden project ideas in writing. We saw big boxes we decorated. We had indoor recess. The brain grew bigger and we took the water out and it's shrinking.
Our plants are growing. We did a new calendar. Lots of people could choose the art center. We made ipads and phones.
We had the man for Z come in. His name was Denny. He makes Z books. We got to keep Z in our room. We got into groups and one person shared their book at Community Gathering.
We had a really long recess. We didn't have closing circle. Lorna read us a crazy story.
We had writing in the morning. We did not have partner reading. Carmen wrote the morning message.
This week in literacy (and things to do at home)
In Writing Workshop we learned about bringing our stories to life by adding what the characters are thinking, feeling, and saying.
This week in math (and things to do at home)
Delia had 13 tomatoes on her plant. Her mother picked off 4 to put in their salad for dinner. How many tomatoes are left on Delia’s plant?
Lorna had 21 cherries. She ate 6. How many cherries does she have left?
In number stories, a teacher tells the story and then several children retell it to the class in their own words and act it out. Some questions are asked before children go off and work on their own to solve the problem. Will there be more or less than ___? Why do you think that? Then the Oaks use unifix cubes in sticks of 10 to solve the problem, and record their thinking on paper. After, children explain their thinking, sharing their strategies with the class.
Please support this work at home by creating your own number stories for your child to solve.