1st Grade Sprinkles

Week of February 24, 2020

Important Dates

February 26: PTO Hot Chocolate & Munchkins (Lunchtime)

February 28: Early Release at 1:36 PM

March 2: No School, Casimir Pulaski Day

March 13: PTO Sherwood Skate Night

March 16: Report Cards Sent Home (via backpack)

Dr. Seuss Week/ Read Across America Week

Monday 2/24: Cat in the Hat: Crazy Hat & Hair Day


Tuesday 2/25: I Am Not Getting Up Today: Pajama Day


Wednesday 2/26: Wacky Wednesday: Backwards/Mismatch Day


Thursday 2/27: My Many Colored Days: Favorite Color Day AND

Guest Reader Day at Sherwood


Friday 2/28: The Foot Book: Silly Sock & Slipper Day

Looking for Morning Bin Supplies

We love our Morning Bins! Every other week we take 10-15 minutes to build, create, share, discuss and work as a team. It's a great team building experience for our tables. If you happen to have any morning bin supplies that you are no longer using, we would love to take them off your hands. Our past/current bins have included Legos, gears, unifix cubes, Lincoln logs, cups, Kinex, etc. Thank you!!

Conferences

Spring Conferences are going to be here before you know it. You should have received an email from PCTFast to sign up. They are 15 minutes long and it is just parent/teacher. If you have not signed up, please do so as soon as possible. I know many might be traveling. If so, and you would like a conference, please schedule a time during the conference window and just let me know it will be a phone conference. A pre-conference sheet will be sent home a week ahead of conferences. If you have any questions, please let me know!

ELA

We have been hard at work on reading and writing. Last week we finished our focus on planting seeds and the life cycle of an apple tree. Students worked on asking questions as they read and finding details to support the main idea. They wrote their first nonfiction book about how a seed grows. This week we prepared to start our next unit on planets, the moon, sun, and stars. It's one of our favorite units. We talked about our schema (the information we already have in our brain) and collected our wonderings.


Thank you to all the parents who donated the task box bins. I have all the task boxes up and running. The kids have really been enjoying all the new activities in ELA and Math. Hopefully, you have bee seeing the activities on your child's Seesaw account. They take pictures and share all their work.

Math

We've worked with our different pattern blocks to learn about 2D shapes. Students were also introduced to 3D shapes. This week, we worked on symmetry and rotating 90 and 180 degrees. We just started working with fractions (1/2, 1/3, 1/4). In number corner, we've discussed congruent shapes, how to decompose big numbers into two smaller numbers and how to add 3 single-digit numbers together using a shortcut to combine two to make a 10. Next week we will continue working with fractions.

Leprechaun Traps

We will be designing and building leprechaun traps with our 4th grade buddies for St. Patrick's Day. We are in need of makerspace materials. Any of the following would be helpful for our builders:


- boxes

- tape

- paper towel tubes

- wrapping paper

- anything that would attract a leprechaun

Mike Byster

Mike was the amazing math guy that came last week and taught us some great math tricks. I am sure your child came home and talked about him. He lives in HP and is very willing to meet with parents and kids to teach them more. Here are his email and webpage if you want to check him out more or contact him.

email : mikebyster@cs.com

https://www.mikebyster.com/