Weekly Updates from Room F7
Dates to Remember
*Monday, February 15- Friday, February 19- Mid-Winter Break
*Saturday, February 27 - CEF Annual Dinner and Auction
*Wednesday, March 2 - Seuss Day!! (More Info to Come)
*Friday, March 4- Spirit Day: Disney Day!
*Saturday, March 5 - Creekside Geckos run Chelsea's Run 5K in Balboa Park
*Monday, March 7 - March 18 - Pasta for Pennies
This past Monday, we learned about oil pastels while creating polar bears during Arts Attack. The kids always look forward to their Arts Attack lessons.
California Young Reader Medal Award
During our library lessons, we have been hearing the books up for the California Young Reader Medal Award. After we hear all of the books, we will vote for our favorite one! So far we have heard: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds, Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin, and Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett.
A Closer Look at the Text
We had a close reading lesson on President Washington using our Scholastic News magazines. We read the text multiple times, each time looking a little deeper at what the text had to teach us about our first President.
California Young Reader Medal Award
Please remember that we have next week, February 15-19th, off school! Have a wonderful week with your families and enjoy this beautiful weather.
Annual CEF Dinner and Auction at the MCAS Miramar Officer's Club!
Please join us for a night of food, great company and amazing auction items! The auction directly benefits Creekside Elementary! There will be both live and silent auction items. Miss Crittenden will have a Teacher Time auction item. Students can win a special teacher time activity with Miss Crittenden. The theme is 80's glam. Please refer to the white packet that you received in last Friday's Friday Folders. If you did not receive a packet, please email me ASAP so that I can get you the forms. I cannot wait to see everyone there to help raise money for our amazing school!
Weekly Curriculum Update
Foundational: During the week following break, we will be learning about closed syllables that have more than five sounds. This affects how students tap the words to decode them. After the children have a solid understanding of closed one syllable words with up to five sounds, we will begin to learn about basic, closed, multi-syllabic words (words with more than one syllable).
Literature: We will be continuing to notice and discuss how a character changes throughout the story and character feelings. We will also be reviewing how important it is to find evidence in the text that answers questions about that text. We will be reviewing retell of the story and how to distinguish the most important ideas from small details in a story. In non-fiction, we will be reviewing asking and answering questions about a text.
This week, we will be finishing up our unit on opinion writing. We will be focusing on editing our writing and going back to make sure our writing makes sense. We will be reviewing writing conventions that are important to remember in our writing.
Cubs: Cubs will be working on creating and breaking down shapes to form other shapes. They will also be working on naming attributes of the old shapes and new shapes after they have created them. They will be continuing to work on making ten and partners of ten.
Bears: Bears will be starting a new unit the week we come back. This unit will be all about data and graphs! Students will learn how to read certain types of graphs, how to analyze data from simple graphs, and how to answer questions about the data. They will also be working on gathering their own data on a topic and creating their own graph. We will continue to review adding and subtracting with attention to place value during the next unit.
We will be continuing to learn about important African American figures in our country's history during the last week of February.
We will be covering Earth's place in the universe. Towards the end of the month, we will use observations of the sun, moon, and stars to describe patterns that can be predicted. We will also make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year. The kids are usually fascinated with this topic, and I know it will be a fun concept for them to learn.