Room 18 Newsletter

February 7, 2013

Here's the Scoop

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Happy February!

We have been busy celebrating the many February holidays: 100th day of school, Valentine's Day, President's Day, and Chinese New Year.

Language Arts

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Neighborhood: We are learning about our community and the special places we have in our neighborhood. There are many important community helpers and we are seeing what they do to help us stay safe, healthy, and educated.

Essential Questions: What are some special places in your neighborhood? Where do people work? What job do you want when you grow up?

High-frequency words: are, for, you, is, play, have

Letters: Hh, Dd, Rr

Word Families: -at, -an, -as, -am, -at, -aw

Snap Words/Fluency Folders

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Some friends are beginning to finish their Snap Words and a group will have lunch with me soon. I'll schedule a day when we come back from break where they enjoy their lunch inside and I will provide them with a special treat. :)

For those who have mastered all twenty lists orally, we will begin to practic writing the words on Wednesday's with our parent helpers.

Thanks for the support!


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Numbers and Operations

We have been counting to 100 by ones, twos, fives, and tens.

We have been subitizing numbers to ten.

We have been working on word problems which secretly reinforce addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Impressive!


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Room 18 and Science Lab

We are now landform experts!

Soon we will make salt-dough landforms with Mr. Girod in the Science Lab. Look for a homework assignment in the green Monday folder. You will make the dough at home and bring it to school in a zip-lock bag. Details to follow...

Thanks for your patience on this project.

Social Studies

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U.S. and State Symbols

We will soon learn about U.S. and State Symbols in an upcoming GLAD Unit!

Extra, Extra! Read All About It!

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Thanks to all who participated in the Solana Beach Foundation for Learning Annual Fund Drive!! We are so excited for our pizza party and anticipate to have it next week. I'll be sure to let you know when I know the date. You will only need to provide a snack for the morning and a side dish for lunch that day. The foundation will provide pizza and dessert! :)

Thank you to those families who have returned their study trip permission slip and $5 dollars for their Jersey Mike's lunch. If you have not returned this please do so ASAP. Thanks to all who have volunteered!

Pyramid of Success

Action: Be quick, but don't hurry.

Determination: Slow and steady gets you ready.

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Upcoming dates

2/6 - 2/27: Young Scientist Club - Every Wednesday

2/14: Valentine's Party: 8:45-9:45 (You may bring Valentine's as long as you provide one for each child: 20)

2/15: Walking Study Trip to Von's, Jersey Mike's and RSF Vet

2/18 - 2/22: No School - President's Week

2/25 - 3/1: Read Across America Week

3/6: Young Scientist Club - Inventor's Showcase @ 6:30pm

3/8: Walk-a-thon

3/11 - 3/14: Parent Teacher Conferences / Book Faire ~ 12:05 Dismissal

Room 18

An active group of inquiring minds taking on Kindergarten's biggest challenges, one day at a time!