Pleasant Valley School

February Newsletter

News from Miss Sheets

We have officially entered the last half of the school year. Our students where very excited to see 90 days in school and 90 days left. We are working our way to summer! To celebrate, Friday Feb. 5th is our 100th day of School!!! Yea!!! 100 is a big number for our younger students and we are going to celebrate with lots of activities using the number 100.


Valentine's Day is on Sunday this year, so we will be celebrating on Friday, Feb. 12th. Students are welcome to bring treats and valentines to share with their classmates.


Happy Birthday to our two birthday students!

Looking Back at January

Holiday Program

Thank you to those who were able to join us. The students were very excited to finally be able to show off all their hard work. Great Job!

School Events

No School Days

February 15 - Presidents' Day

What Are We Learning?

Jr. Kindergarten

Weekly Theme

Feb. 2-4: 100 Week

Feb. 9-11: Valentine's Celebration

Feb. 16-18: Dental Health

Feb. 23-25: No School


Reading

Feb. 2-4: M and N

Feb. 9-11: O and P

Feb. 16-18: Q and R

Please practice the sounds that these letters make and find things that begin with these letters at home.


Math

Feb. 2-4: 10 and 100

Feb. 9-11: Numbers 1-10

Feb. 16-18: Numbers 1-10

Please practice counting objects to show each of these numbers. If you see some of these numbers in the environment, have him tell you the number.


Science

Feb. 2-4: Basic Needs

Feb. 9-11: My Five Senses

Feb. 16-18: Parts of a Plant

Kindergarten

Math

Unit 4 - Numbers within 10

Addition and Subtraction


Reading

UNIT 3 THEME: Tell Me a Story

Talk with others about why people like stories.
  • Essential Question

Why do we like stories?

  • READING WORKSHOP

Read traditional stories and understand the elements.

  • READING-WRITING WORKSHOP BRIDGE

Use language to make connections between reading and writing stories.

  • WRITING WORKSHOP

Use elements of fiction to write fiction stories.


Science

Weather - If I Were a Meteorologist

We will be learning about tools that meteorologist use to learn about the weather.


Social Studies

Topic 8 - Where am I in the World?

Students will examine images and maps to learn that they live in a city, a state, a country, and the world.


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our music standards. We will be learning about the Orchestra and practicing rhythms.

1ST GRADE

Math

Unit 2 - Numbers Within 20

Addition and Subtraction and Representing Data

This is a big unit and we are almost done!


Reading

UNIT 3 THEME: Imagine That

Talk with others about how we use our imaginations.

  • Essential Question

How can we use our imaginations?

  • READING WORKSHOP

Read traditional stories and understand the elements of the genre.

  • READING-WRITING WORKSHOP BRIDGE

Use language to make connections between reading and writing traditional stories.

  • WRITING WORKSHOP

Write poetry using elements of poetry.


Science

Weather - If I Were a Meteorologist

We will be learning about tools that meteorologist use to learn about the weather.


Social Studies

Topic 7: What was school like long ago?

Students will view and read about school-related artifacts from the past, discussing their use.


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our music standards. We will be learning about the Orchestra and practicing rhythms.

4th Grade

Math

Unit 3: Multi-Digit Operations and Measurement

Multiplication, Division, Perimeter and Area


Reading

UNIT 3 THEME: Diversity

Collaborate with others to determine how we reach new understandings about diversity.

  • Essential Question

How can we reach new understandings through exploring diversity?

  • READING WORKSHOP

Know about different types of fiction and understand their elements.

  • Book Club Book: Rickshaw Girl

What can we learn from others by walking in their shoes?

  • READING-WRITING WORKSHOP BRIDGE

Use language to make connections between reading and writing fiction.

  • WRITING WORKSHOP

Use elements of narrative writing to write a realistic fiction story.


Science

Topic 4 - Earth's Features

Essential Question: How can you use maps to understand Earth’s features?


Social Studies

Topic 4 - A Train Tour of the Northeast

Students will pretend to sit on a "train" and listen to a tour guide while they view images of places in the Northeast to learn key concepts and facts about the region.


Topic 5 - Population Density and Life in the Northeast

Students will simulate the population density of the Northeast and several comparative locales.


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our music standards. We will be learning about the Orchestra and practicing rhythms.

6th Grade

Math

Unit 2: Decimals and Fractions

Base-Ten Operations, Division with Fractions, and Volume


Reading

UNIT 3 THEME: Modern Technology


Essential Question

How is modern technology helpful and harmful to society?


READING WORKSHOP

Read literature and informational mentor texts to answer the essential question.

Trade Book: A Wrinkle in Time


WRITING WORKSHOP

Argument Essay: Do we rely on technology too much?


Science

Topic 4 - Plate Tectonics

Essential Question: How do geological processes change Earth's surface?


Social Studies

Topic 5 - Toward Independence

Students will evaluate the events that deeply divided the American colonists and eventually caused them to rebel against the British government


Arts

This quarter we are focusing on our music standards. We will be learning about the Orchestra and practicing rhythms.