Mrs. Gabbard's Class News
What happened at school this week?
Want to get your kiddo talking about what they are doing here at school? Here are a couple questions/subjects to help guide the discussion:
* Can we read a book together and you retell the story to me?
* Did you play math Yahtzee this week, can we play together?
* I heard the word HAVE should go to jail, why?
Mark your Calendar
Our Library Day is now on Monday and book bag homework is due on Monday too.
February 3rd- Global Day of Play- We will spend the afternoon playing together
February 5th- 1/2 Day Dismissal at 12:01
February 15th- President's Day, No School
February 16th- Flex Day- No school if we have not has a snow day up to this point
February 19th- President's Day Program at 9:45- Our Class will wear red shirts for the program
You may have heard the kiddos talking about "the secrets". This week in language arts it has really started to come together for them. The secrets are really just blends, digraphs and vowel combinations that are sometimes tricky for kiddos. I teach it to them with a story and a hand gesture to help make it memorable. I have noticed them identifying the secrets as they are reading and lots while they are writing this week. It is fun when they are breaking down a word to either read it or write and discover they can because they know the "secrets"
The sight words for next week are: zero, one, two
Sound Cabinet: I
In math this week we have continued to practiced making 10 with both addition and subtraction. We have also learned about flats (hundreds) tens and ones. They love to talk numbers. For example; what number has 4 hundreds, 6 tens and 3 ones. We have also learned about even and odd numbers. As we have worked with "big" numbers they are even able to identify those as even or odd by looking in the ones place. We will be investigating money next week.
Students began their own How To writing this week. It is ADORABLE, I love seeing how they think things get done, especially the cooking ones. We will continue to work on our How To writing next week as well.
Animals in winter has been our focus this week in science. We have talked and read about how animals hibernate, migrate and adapt in the winter. We have also learned what it means to be camouflaged.
It has been a great week, thank you for sharing your children with me!
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President's Day Program
Save the date for an upcoming program to celebrate President’s Day! All Kindergarten classes will be participating in “Meet Mr. President” on Friday, February 19th at 9:45. It’s sure to be a lot of fun! We hope you can make it!
Classroom Wish List
Black Dry Erase Markers
Plain Brown Clipboards ( found at the dollar store)
Stickers for our sticker stories
Pennies For Patients
Thorpe Creek Elementary students will be taking part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program from February 1-12. During this program, students will collect money to support LLS’s mission: to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Students will learn about service, leadership, philanthropy and how they can make a difference by changing patients’ lives. TCE has its own online giving page that students, parents and faculty can share with friends and family: http://events.lls.org/pages/in/ThorpeCreekElementarySchool
Thank you in advance for helping LLS to create a world without blood cancers!
For more information on the Pennies for Patients program, please visit http://www.studentseries.org/
Activities for the first week:
Feb. 1st - bring in pennies
Feb. 2nd –bring in nickels
Feb. 3rd– bring in dimes
Feb. 4th– bring in quarters
Feb. 5th – bring in dollars (each student who brings in a dollar will receive a paper penny to put their name on and it will be displayed in the school)
Activities for the second week:
Feb. 8th – bring in more spare change throughout the week