Room 604 News
February 8 - 11
*Report cards will come home the week of February 16.
*Valentine’s Day falls over our four-day Presidents’ weekend. We will have an opportunity to share Valentines cards with the class on Thursday, February 11th. We will not be having a class party, but we will have some time set aside to exchange cards. Bringing cards is optional. If your child chooses to bring in a set of cards to share, please bring enough to share with all students in class, so no one feels excluded. I’ve included a list of student names in case your child would like to personalize the cards.
*Remember, due to our district wellness policy to promote a healthy lifestyle and because of student food allergies, please do NOT send any food items. Food brought to school will not be distributed. If you’d really like to send something else with the cards, mini-erasers, pencils, tattoos, pens, or other non-food items are alternatives.
This week, students will write an expository/informative essay on malaria, which plays a significant role in the book.
At the conclusion of the book, the students will select a choice project highlighting either the Ships and Boats of the Cay, the Coral Reef, or Hurricane Readiness. These activities will be completed in class during the Daily 5 time, or possibly for homework if time is not used wisely.
We have a guest teacher on special assignment from the district office coming in on Tuesday to co-teach a lesson with me. It is part of our professional development toward common core math.
I'm aiming for a "Colonial Day' activity with two colleagues on Thursday, 2/18. I will be sending more information once details are established.