The Potter Packet

Happenings in Room 231!

Reader's Workshop- This week our anchor text was an informational text called Animal Groups. We discussed comparing and contrasting. We used big Venn diagrams (hula hoops) to compare and contrast our just right reading bags with a partner! We also read the play "Animal Picnics." We discussed what stage directions are and then we started to write our own plays! The students are having so much fun with this and next week they will use the supplies sent in to create their characters for their play.


Writer's Workshop- Our Mem Fox stories are done! The students are so excited to read them in Author Chair! We started brainstorming for our winter writing and will finish that up soon!


Math- We have started chapter 6 which discusses skip counting and place value. The students looked at the 100's board, filled in missing numbers, and learned where the tens and ones columns are in a two-digit number.


Science/Social Studies- This week in science the students explored with air. They worked with partners and used syringes and flexible tubes to see what they could find out about air. They had a lot of fun trying to figure out the "air war." Ask them about it!

In Other News...

  • The core value for February is fairness! The Kids of Character for this month are Brayden, Arwa, and Justin. Congratulations!
  • Our "Day of Play" was Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The students had so much fun interacting with each other and their toys! They had so much fun they decided to do it again as their marble jar party. On Tuesday, February 9th, the students will have one period when they are allowed to play with each other's toys. The students are allowed to bring in a toy of their choice for that day as well!

Reminders!

The next Reader's Chair readers are Justin, Joseph, and Brayden. Olivia will bring in projects!


Please remember to send in your child's library book every Monday!


Please remember to send in a healthy snack everyday!


Our class has started a Twitter page! Follow us @potterpals231!