The Wag

Mrs. Edelman and Mrs. Block's Weekly Newsletter

May 2nd - May 6th

Literacy

It has been so wonderful inviting Mo Willems and his books into our classroom. We have loved getting to know Pigeon,Duckling, Piggy and Elephant. We started our unit by exploring Mo Willems' website and we learned so many interesting facts about his life and how he came to be a writer. We learned that his daughter Trixie inspired the book Knuffle Bunny. We thought it would be fun to have our very own "knuffle bunnies" join us in class for the week, and see what adventures we could take them on. We also read a couple of Pigeon books and thought he was a very silly character. After reading Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, we talked about whether we thought Pigeon should get the chance to drive a bus. After some discussion we decided that he doesn't have a license or hand to hold the wheel, so it is probably better that he stay off the road:)

Please visit Mo Willems' website with your children. It is really worthwhile. http://www.pigeonpresents.com

Math

This week in Math we had so much fun learning about fractions. On Tuesday, we were all tricked! We initially thought ¼ was bigger than ½, so everyone in the class requested ¼ of a chocolate chip cookie! When we learned the truth of which was bigger everyone quickly changed their minds.  We had fun decorating pretend cookie cakes with equal parts of many different candies.

Thematic Studies

We also spent some time in Thematic Studies preparing for the very special holiday of Mother’s Day. It was so fun getting to share what makes all of our mommies special and different. We loved putting together beautiful creations to celebrate all the hard work that our mommies do for us every day. We can’t wait to share them with you on Sunday!

Science

We were so lucky to have Mrs. Cater visit our classroom this week. She brought caterpillar eggs with her, and we are going to watch them transform into butterflies. We will join the rest of our kindergarten classmates to let them go once their metamorphosis is complete:)

Book Fair

We are looking forward to a groovy book fair throughout the week of May 16th! Students will have the opportunity to shop during a designated time as a class. Additionally, students are welcome to bring in money and shop the book fair as early as 7:30 starting May 17th as well as independently during their recess time. Peace, love, and books.

Thank You's!

-Thank you to Julie Peretz for helping in the classroom this week!

-Thank you to Enan Stillman for being our our Mystery Reader!

Upcoming Dates

-May 12 - Yom HaAtzmauat Celebration (wear white/Israel top and jeans or navy bottoms)

May 13 - Our class leads Shabbat

-May 18 - Young Author's Night at 6:00

-May 24 - Field Day

-May 30 - Memorial Day - No School

-June 3 - Last Day of School