Oak Room Newsletter

Week of January 25, 2016

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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.

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Can you help us learn more about carnivals?

Take a look at the questions the Oaks have about carnivals! Are you a carnival expert? Know someone who is? Do you have any books or artifacts that could help us answer these questions? Email Pascale at pascale@brooklyncompass.org. We will spend the next several weeks doing research and exploring different things to help us get ready for our carnival!
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Clinton Hill Library

The Oaks were beyond excited to get their very own library cards at the library! Thank you to Johanna who came along and helped us check out books! We all checked out two books. The books can live at home, school, or both. Please help your child to keep track of their books so they can return them when we go back to the library on Thursday, February 11th. The books are due on February 18th--you are welcome to return them on your own as well.
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American Museum of Natural History

The Oaks had so much fun visiting the museum a second time! We visited the new giant titanosaur, the hall of gems and minerals, and other parts of the museum. Thank you to all the chaperones that came along!!
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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 pascale@brooklyncompass.org if you are interested!

Literacy

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.

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Math

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.

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Contact Information

Feel free to email us anytime. Pascale can be reached at pascale@brooklyncompass.org and Lorna can be reached at lorna@brooklyncompass.org.