The Jungle Beat
December 18, 2015
Our mission is to create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.
News and Notes
HOW EXCITING! Our classroom was featured in the Montgomery Advertiser on Saturday, December 19th. Click this link to go to an online version of the article and a streaming of the interview. Thank you for allowing me to be your child's teacher.
The Pledge of Allegiance
Celebrating Writers and Christmas Party
Last Days Before Winter Break
Winter Break Ideas
I always want to be mindful of the mission of Pike Road which is to create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create. In the "Winter Break Suggestions" link you will find ideas that I have gathered. In the link are several books that can be printed that I purchased from Teachers Pay Teachers, videos of books and songs, as well as a document of suggestions on how to use the items. Read the pdf Winter Break first to help explain what is in the folder. Below you will also find a link to several great STEM activities that the entire family could enjoy as you learn together.
Please know that these are only suggestions. This is not intended as homework or a requirement in anyway. Take the lead of your child. You know them best. Look at these ideas and come up with some of your own that match their interest.
Click the above title "THE WINTER POP UP LIBRARY" to go directly to a flyer containing information.
Happy Holidays! FREE WINTER READING
Keep children reading with FREE eBooks during winter break. December 23—January 3
StarWalkKids.com / PopUp
iPad, Android tablet, and Kindle Fire users please note: You can access our PopUp Library by downloading the free “SWKids Reader” app from your tablet’s app store. Use “PopUp” (case sensitive) as your user name and password Happy Reading!
Dramatic Play Area-PRS Vet Clinic-Still the most popular learning area
Block Area-Is that a Zoo?
Science Learning Area - Marble track
What's Coming up?
High Frequency Words.
This is an ongoing standard. The words accumulate. Consider looking at the link for ideas of ways to work with High Frequency words during the two week break. We will begin a new set of words when we return in January.
Already introduced: a, am, can, go, I, me, my, play, the, to, you, and
Currently Working on: blue, for, went, is, it in, little, red, yellow, look
-big, help, come, make, not, one, two, three, we, see, said
-where, jump, they, what, up, down, here, he, she, have, like
Ideas for High Frequency Word games to play with your learner at home.