## Welcome back!

We hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing vacation!

We are going to be hitting the ground running with learning this week. Before vacation we were learning about what happens in different types of weather and worked on number bonds in math. Below is a video to help you understand what a number bond is and how we use it in the classroom.

K.OA.1 - Number Bonds (Singapore Math)

## A peek at our learning this week....

We will have a very busy week this week!

This week our class will be reading stories about how to stay safe in bad weather. Children will also learn about severe weather conditions, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, earthquakes, droughts, and floods.

Here are some activities that you can do with your child to help reinforce the skills we will be practicing.

Word Workout

• Vocabulary: safe, prepare Make a list and gather materials for a weather supply kit. Include items such as a first aid kit, canned food, and a battery-operated radio.
• My Words to Know

High-Frequency Words: my, are, have, with, is, little, she, was Have your child think of sentences using the review words. Write the sentences on paper, and then read them together.

Category Words: question words Look for pictures of severe weather in a newspaper, or a magazine, or online. Ask your child questions about each picture.

Phonics: h, e, f, r, b, l, k, ck Play “I Spy,” having your child guess the names of objects that have the letters h, e, f, r, b, l, c, or ck.

In Math, we will be working on number bonds. This is a concept that we use to break numbers apart and put them together.

## A note from Ms. Berube

I hope everyone had a fabulous week! I am excited to get back into our routine and see all the children. Our valentines day party was so much fun! Thank you to everyone who brought in goodies! It was such a great day!

I also cannot believe March is right around the corner!

Have a great week and thank you for all that you do!

## A note from Mrs. Maillet

A big shout out to our friends that have donated supplies, it was greatly appreciated! Thank you! We had our Valentine's Day party before vacation, it was a blast! The valentine boxes were all so creative and the students were all so excited to show what they had made! Thank you for sending in the treats, they were YUMMY! I have attached a video of our day! Thank you for being AWESOME!

## A note from Mrs. Webb

I hope you had a great week off! I missed everyone so much! It’s nice to have the days off but I sure look forward to getting back to our routine.

We had such a good time celebrating our friendships on Valentine’s Day! The children were so generous with their valentines! Thank you for the great valentine boxes and treats!

Book orders have arrived. New order forms for March will be sent home this week. Orders are due by March 8th.

We will be sending home the new March calendar this week.

Just a reminder that next Wednesday (March 6th) is a half day of school.

## A note from Mrs. Marcoux

I hope you all had an enjoyable, restful break. Let's hope this will be an end to all the school illnesses.

Our Scholastic book orders are in, I will send them home tomorrow.

Thank you to all who made our Valentine's day celebration a big hit.

We could still use black dry erase markers and clorox wipes if anyone is interested.

Have a great week!

## A note from Mrs. Goldthwaite

Welcome back after a well needed break. I hope that everyone got some rest and is feeling better. We will go over our classroom rules and routines.

I am excited for the progress we have made this far. I went over some data this week and I have some great ROCK STARS in my room. We will continue to build on our basic skills in math and literacy.

If you ordered scholastic books. I got an email that they were dropped off at school this week. I will send home Monday.

You did a great job with the February family home work. The valentines boxes were wonderful. I will be sending home a March family project. Hint: It has to do with catching a leprechaun.

Thank you for the family's that are so generous sending in the clorox wipes and tissues. It seems that we never have enough. Our class wish list is for more. Thank you a head of time.