Oak Room Newsletter
Week of January 25, 2016
This week, as told by the Oaks:
It was William's birthday! It was our first dance class but the teacher was sick. It was snowing outside.
It was time to switch from dramatic play and blocks.
In the Oak Class we are planning a carnival. We wrote the questions for the carnival. In Math Workshop we were going to make flap books but we did not get to do it. Today we started making two lists about carnivals.
We went on a field trip to the Brooklyn Public Library. On the field trip we got library cards. We had to do Math instead of Exploration.
We had a birthday celebration. In Exploration we did Project Time. We went on a field trip and it was called the Natural History Museum. We went a second time. The field trip's school busses were cancelled so we had to wait for a long time for the field trip.
Can you help us learn more about carnivals?
Clinton Hill Library
American Museum of Natural History
Upcoming Field Trips
We will visit the Transit Museum on Friday, 2/5. We will leave by school bus at 9:30AM and return no later than 1PM.
We need two more chaperones for our trip to the Lowline Lab on Friday, 2/12. We will leave by school bus at 9:30AM and return no later than 1PM.
We need four chaperones for our trip to the Morgan Library and Museum on Friday 3/4. We will leave by school bus at 9:30AM and return no later than 1PM.
We need four chaperones for our trip to the Morgan Library and Museum on Thursday 3/10. We will leave by school bus at 9:30AM and return no later than 1PM.
Please email Pascale at email@example.com if you are interested!
In Writing Workshop we practiced being the teacher of our books and answering questions the readers might have.
In Reading Workshop we learned to triple check after we solve a tricky word by asking:
Does it make sense? Does it look right? Does it sound right?
At home: Have your child write about one of the field trips they went on. Read with your child his/her new library books.
This week in Math we continued to play the subtraction version of Passenger Combos and we made our own Passenger Combos stories.
At home: If you take a bus or subway somewhere, have your child figure out how many people are on the bus/subway, how many got off, and how many are still on.