Miss Colsten's Weekly Newsletter
March 18, 2016
TONIGHT is Candy Bar Bingo night at TCE!
March 18: 6:00-8:30
(Sorry I haven't had this in our newsletter sooner!)
March 21: Rock Your Socks Day!
"On March 21, wear bold, brightly colored, mismatched socks. You will probably get asked, "What's with the socks?” That question will give you the perfect opportunity to explain that 3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day, and that you are celebrating all the wonderful things about people with Down syndrome while helping to advocate for individual rights, inclusion, and respect. "
March 29: Career Fair
Guests are invited to come and view our finished Community Helper projects. All are invited! No background check required because we have hired a police officer to be on site. (2:00-3:00)
April 1-10 SPRING BREAK
April 21: Class Play background check required to attend (10:00 and 1:30)
April 29: Field Trip to the Fishers Municipal Complex
May 6: Muffins with Mom (9:30)
May 13th: Field Trip to the Indianapolis Zoo
Lunch and a movie with Miss Colsten
Wish I could capture the little moments like this more often. This class has really bonded and I love just catching them mid-whisper or giggle!
Thanks to Addi's sister who spent her WOWs to come and read to our class!
In reading we are looking at the plot in a story and determining the important details, what helps us retell and what helps us sequence. We're also pulling these ideas right into our writing, as we begin to add more detail to our stories. This week we're finishing up books on "how to make a rainbow". We've also been focusing on long vs. short vowel sounds. The long vowels are when "a vowel shouts its name". We've also been using "Super E!" to help us learn how to spell words like make and cape. (Super E often makes vowels shout their name.)
In math we are working on counting to 100, but starting in different places. The hundreds chart has been helpful, as this can be a little tricky. Especially if Miss Colsten gives us a number like 72 and we have to count up! We're also reviewing coin identification, greater than/less than, patterns and measurement.
This week we've also been researching all about weather and clouds, check out the picture below!
New Sight words: away came