Mrs. Schatte's Cougar News
February 5, 2016
Class Valentine Exchange
Also, if your child chooses to participate, please make sure your child has a valentine for every child in the class. This is a great time to practice name writing and using capital letters at the beginning of people's names.
We can't wait to celebrate a day of friendship and love!
TONIGHT is Bingo Night!
Mountain Park Cafeteria
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Games begin at 7pm
FREE Admission - $3.00 for 1 card or $5.00 for 2 cards
You get a Bingo card to play all 8 games for prizes;
Come have dinner and win prizes!!!
Pizza $1.00, Drinks $1.00, Candy $1.00
Popcorn $.50 and Cookies $.50
**Children MUST be accompanied by an adult**
Thursday, February 11th is Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
Monday, February 15th is a Student Holiday. School will resume on Tuesday.
Dr. Seuss Week...Coming Soon!
Next week, we are learning...
In reading we will begin learning how to compare and contrast characters and adventures in story with prompting and support. Students will using read-alouds to identify similarities and differences in characters, settings, and events. Students will be using venn diagrams to show their understanding and are encouraged to draw detailed pictures as well as label or even write their ideas!
In writing, we will be using our knowledge of informational and opinion writing to help us write about presidents. Students will be able to use their learning about presidents to help them write about Washington and Lincoln and their opinion of each. Students should be practicing their writing at home and learning how to write about a topic with 2-3 well developed sentences. You can help with this by asking your child to read their writing to you and prompting them to add more details. Encourage your child to write tricky words correctly by listening to the sounds they hear and writing them in sequence. I
In math, we will be focusing on making and extending patterns. You can help at home by using a variety of objects for students to make patterns with. Students must be able to make AB, AAB, AABB, and ABC patterns. You can help your child at home with patterning by giving your child objects to make patterns with (buttons, coins, counters, etc). We will also be reviewing coins and their values. Students will be learning about the presidents and the symbols on the coins. This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain mastery of this skill for GKIDS!
In social studies, we will begin our study of presidents. We will focus on George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and President's Day. Students will be introduced to terms such as the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and honesty.