## Highlights from last week....

We hope you all had a great weekend.

Last week, we worked hard on assessing your children.

In Math, we started our new math module on composing and decomposing numbers. We also learned about number bonds and how to use them.

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

This week will be a busy week of learning!

This week our class will be focusing on the four seasons and how they are different. Children will also be reading stories and poems about the weather in each season.

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

Word Workout

• Vocabulary: weather, seasons Discuss the four seasons and describe how the weather is similar or different, depending on where you live. Then invite your child to draw a picture of each season.
• My Words to Know

High-Frequency Words: is, little Write the words is and little on paper, then have your child do the same. Describe the weather you see outside today. Use the words is and little and record them on paper.

Category Words: seasons Display some of the clothing that your child wears in each of the four seasons. Ask your child to identify the season during which the clothing is worn.

Phonics: b, l Invite your child to search for objects that begin with the letter b and the letter l. Write the names of the objects on sticky notes. Have your child stick the labels on each item.

In Math, we will continue to work in our next module. We will be working on breaking numbers apart and putting them together using number bonds.

## VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY- THURSDAY, February 14th

We will also be having our Valentine's Day party on Thursday, February 14th. If your child chooses to participate, please have them ONLY sign their name to their valentines. This makes the distribution process a whole lot easier if we do not have to sort through the valentines looking for names. If funds are tight and you cannot afford to purchase valentines, we discussed that homemade valentines are just as great as store bought. Let me know and I can send home some construction paper for you. If you would like to send in a yummy treat for the party, please let us know by sending in a note in your child's red folder. Thank you in advance for you help!

## 100th Day!!

As of right now (weather pending), our 100th day of school is on February 6th! A "mystery" paper bag with some ideas of what to put in it, has been sent home with your child. Please help them find something to add to the bag, along with some clues. We will try to guess what is in the bag! After that, we will use the items to explore the number 100 with some classroom activities. Thank you for your participation!

## Notes from Ms. Berube

Spirit week was so much fun! The concert was great, the children worked so hard. Thank you to those who were able to come watch, I hope you enjoyed it!

100th day is set to be celebrated on Wednesday. Brown bags were sent home to fill with 100 of something. I can't wait to see the clues and what the children bring.

We will celebrate valentines day on the 14th. I am also brining in some cupcakes to help celebrate.

Continue practicing with your child, and thank you for all you do!

Have a great week!

## Notes from Mrs. Maillet

We had a great week! Thank you to all of you that participated in Spirit Week, it was super fun to see everyone dressed up! Also, thank you to those that were able to come to the concert, the children loved showing everyone what they have been working on in music.

The book orders were sent home this week. Thank you for your support.

Our class will be working with the 100 day items that you send in on the February 6th on February 8th. I scheduled some activities in advance and allotted for some snow days that we didn't have so my 100th day is slightly off. I am sorry about that!

Please continue to work with your child at home on their letter sounds and their sight words.

## Notes from Mrs. Webb

Happy February! I am so excited to celebrate our 100th day of school Wednesday! We have lots of fun activities planned, including a yummy 100-piece snack!

Great job to kindergarten and first grade on their Winter Concert last week! The kids sounded amazing!

Your children have done amazing making growth in all academic areas this year. I am so proud of their hard work, determination, and perserverence! Keep practicing letter names, letter sounds, and sight words at home to continue to increase fluency.

Our Valentine celebration will be on Thursday, February 14th. I would like to have their Valentine box sent to school by Monday, February 11th if possible. We will be collecting Valentine messages in this box from our friends in class. I will provide a snack for us to share after we exchange valentines.

So many of us participated in Spirit Week last week! What fun it was!

Scholastic Book Orders were sent home last week. They are due this Friday, February 8th. If you need more time just let me know.

Just a reminder that February vacation is the 18th-22nd.

Have a great week

## Notes from Mrs. Marcoux

We enjoyed seeing the children getting dressed up for spirit week. They really had fun showing off their creativity. The children were so great in the winter concert, I hope you were able to see their hard work, I was very proud of them.

We have an exciting month coming up with the 100th day (we count to 100 every day) activities and a Valentine's celebration.

Thank you for working on letter sounds, letter names and sight words at home. It makes a huge difference in the classroom.

Enjoy the beautiful weather that is coming our way this week.

## Notes from Mrs. Goldthwaite

It was a wonderful week of school spirit!

Book orders are due this week. Please remember that reading each day is very helpful to your child's learning and fluency. The scholastic books are very in expensive and some really great authors. Take a look!

We are working on composing and decomposing numbers. This is lots of fun when using the number bonds. They are great mathematicians with their number talk.

PTO is this Wednesday at 6 pm. Please come and see what they have planned for the rest of the year. They have a dance coming up. All are welcomed.

Valentine boxes are coming in and they are awesome!! Please send in as soon as you complete them! If you need anything please let me know.

We will be celebrating our 100th day of school on Wednesday! Please send in their collection of 100 things.

Classroom wish lists: Kleenex and Clorox wipes! Trying to keep down the germs.