Room 103 Newsletter
Dear Room 103 Families,
We've been working hard on addition these past few weeks. We started learning about addition using the number bond model. A number bond is a mental picture of the relationship between a number and the parts that combine to make it. The concept of number bonds is fundamental for understanding how numbers work. A whole thing is made up of parts. If you know the parts, you can put them together (add) to find the whole. If you know the whole and one of the parts, you take away the part you know (subtract) to find the other part - which we'll be getting to soon. We've practiced addition number bonds over and over and the kids have gotten pretty comfortable with them. They've even created some of their own number bonds. Check them out below.
For Chinese New Year, we've been reading lots of books on the traditions and celebrations around the holiday. The kids already know a lot about Chinese New Year, so they got a chance to share their experiences with the class. The kids cleaned out their desks and help straighten up the room in order to bring us good luck for the year. We also colored monkeys that will be turned into puppets in honor of this zodiac year - year of the monkey. I'm hoping to get one more Chinese New Year activity in before the holiday is over.
Our Valentines Day card exchange will be this Thursday (2/11). If you're making cards, please make sure you have one for each student. I'll have bags for the kids to collect their cards in.
Speaking of Valentines Day, I've really been feeling the love this week! Thank you all so much for the treats, cards, flowers, and appreciations. As I say to the kids, I could feel my heart grow. It was such a surprise and really made me feel special. Thank you!
I'm including the student checklist again for Valentines Day cards.
Aamarah__, Ally__, Angelo__, Brooklyn__, Isabelle__, Isamu__, Karen__, Kelsi__, Madaline__, Mateo__, Noah__, Olive__, Owen__, Richard__, Roan__, Salim__, Susana__, Zach__, Zachary__.
See you soon,
Things for your Calendar
Thursday 2/11 - Return book bags, and communication folders
Thursday 2/11 - Valentines Day card exchange
Monday 2/12 & 2/15 - No School
Tuesday 2/17 - 100th Day of School! (no need to do anything, we'll be having lots of 100th day activities here at school)
Friday 2/20 - Book orders due. Class code is LKPH3.