Miss Colsten's Weekly Newsletter

January 29, 2016

Important Dates

February 2nd- 2, 2, Tuesday. It's February 2 (second month, second day) on a Tuesday. AND just a fun phrase to say! In honor of it, TCE is dressing up! Wear 2 shirts, 2 different shoes, an actual tu-tu, or 2 hats! Anything you can think of is acceptable. No requirement, just something fun and silly if you would like to participate.

February 3rd- Global Day of Play- We will spend the afternoon playing together. I'll ask that you bring in a game or toy from home!

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- all are welcome to come and watch!

This Week

This week, we've loved diving into our unit all about Artic Animals. We learned this week about the polar bear and next week we'll be focusing on penguins and walruses!

In Writing, your child chose to write either a non-fiction or fiction book about Polar Bears. They should have brought it home today, if not, they're working on some finishing details! I'm so proud of how far they have come in their writing and I especially love to see the confidence and independence blossom!

In Reading, we mostly worked with non-fiction and fiction books around our Artic Unit. We also worked on comprehension, retelling a story and focused on what to do when we are reading the story ourselves. We can't forget to point to every word, focus on the beginning sounds, and cover it up, slowly chopping it up if needed!

In Math, we worked on comparing numbers, subtraction, and addition. We're working on deciphering between what to use in a story problem. Will we need to add or take away? Next week, we'll start talking money!

Sight Words this week: will, that, your, up

Class Play

Little Red Riding Hood's Granny

Roles have been assigned and scripts were sent home today! Of course, not everyone could get their first choice, but everyone was able to get one of their top three!

Your child was just sent home the portion of the script with their role. Play is March 24th. We will have a morning show at 10:00 and an afternoon show at 1:30. Mark your calendars now!

2nd grade reading buddies

We loved reading with our 2nd grade buddies in Miss Kinney's class this week. We even got to visit with TCE's pet bunnies, Mocha and Steve. The bunnies were living in Miss Kinney's class this week. Hopefully we'll get to watch them in the near future!
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Discovery News

Hello wonderful parents! This is Mrs. Foust with our news from Discovery. This week we continued our new unit on Presidents. The students are beginning to learn songs for our upcoming Presidents’ Day program. For our movement day, students met Popcorn the Dolphin while doing yoga. They seemed to really enjoy the yoga poses! For an upcoming activity, I am asking that students please bring in a penny. If your child would like to bring in a few extra, that would be great!