Mrs. Bill's School Family News
What to ask?
Have a kiddo that is reluctant to talk about what they did at school all day? Here are a couple questions to get the conversation rolling;
- Can you tell me one way to make the number 5? (i.e. 2+3=5 or ***** or 7-2=5)
- Tell me one stop the Gingerbread Man has made this week and how does that country celebrate?
- Who do you sit by at lunch?
- Every Monday is library day- please send books back so we can get new ones
Friday, December Friday 18th: last day before break
Tuesday, January 5th: first day back after break
February 5th: TCE FAMILY S.T.E.A.M. NIGHT 5:30-7:30pm
- December 21-January 4 is Winter Break (students do not attend on January 4th, this is a teacher work day)
- December 18th will be our class party 1:45-2:45
Our class has been so inspired by our new school pets, Mocha and Steve, the bunnies. The kids have asked if we could "bunny sit" them.
I told them that to be qualified "bunny sitters" we would need to do some serious preparations. The kids will be diving into all sort of non-fiction books about bunnies, measuring appropriate spaces, and writing about how to care for bunnies in preparation for furry visitors.
The bunnies will be kept in a crate in our classroom. I will be responsible for the cleaning up after these adorable pets. I will not require that any kiddo pet/hold/ care for either of the bunnies. If there is anyone that would prefer that their child not have the "bunny sitting" experience or has an allergy please let me know and I will make an alternate plan.
Our language arts focus this week was identifying the characters in stories. We talked about how characters could be people or animals. There are also main characters and sub characters. We also are picking out the main characters in our math problem solving.
We are also working on using a variety of reading skills, like eagle eyes, this is when we use the beginning sound and use our picture clues to decode words.
The sight words for next week are: reviewing all words on the quarter 2 list. Quarter 3 starts after winter break, feel free to start working on that list! =)
In math, we are beginning to problem solve. We are developing multiple strategies to to get to the same answer. For example, picture strategies or drawing and using a ten frame. They are amazing at this! Our current focus is subtraction.
In writing we are learning to stretch our words and use spacing to make our writing easier to read.
Holidays around the World is our focus for Social Studies in December.
It has been another great week, thank you for sharing your children with me!
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