Mrs. Gabbard's Class News
What happened at school this week?
Want to get your kiddo talking about what they are doing here at school? Here are a couple questions/subjects to help guide the discussion:
* How can you tell if a book is fiction or nonfiction?
* I know you made a wallet this week, let's talk about coins.
* What did you do with your friends on the Global Day of Play?
Mark your Calendar
Our Library Day is now on Monday and book bag homework is due on Monday too.
February 5th- 1/2 Day Dismissal at 12:01
February 12th- Classroom Friendship Party 1:45-2:45
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- Our Class will wear red shirts for the program
This week we explored lots of literature that involved groundhogs. We reviewed features of fiction and non-fiction text. Students used the word because to explain their thinking as they identified text as either fiction or non-fiction.
The sight words for next week are: three, four, five
Sound Cabinet: j
In math we began the week by reviewing graphing skills. We made predictions and collected data from our friends about whether or not the groundhog would see his shadow. We also began to explore money. They learned a poem to help them remember about the value and appearance of each coin. They created wallets, sorted coins, did coin rubbings and played games, all to give them hands on experience with money.
We continued to work this week on our How To writing. We learned how to act out our How To writing to make sure we did not forget a step. Students also practiced using transition words.
Groundhogs have been fun to learn about this week. They are interesting animals. Did you know that the groundhog is related to the squirrel and whistle when they are scared?
It has been a great week, thank you for sharing your children with me!
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President's Day Program
Save the date for an upcoming program to celebrate President’s Day! All Kindergarten classes will be participating in “Meet Mr. President” on Friday, February 19th at 9:45. It’s sure to be a lot of fun! We hope you can make it!
Classroom Wish List
Black Dry Erase Markers
Plain Brown Clipboards ( found at the dollar store)
Stickers for our sticker stories
Pennies For Patients
Thorpe Creek Elementary students will be taking part in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program from February 1-12. During this program, students will collect money to support LLS’s mission: to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. Students will learn about service, leadership, philanthropy and how they can make a difference by changing patients’ lives. TCE has its own online giving page that students, parents and faculty can share with friends and family: http://events.lls.org/pages/in/ThorpeCreekElementarySchool
Thank you in advance for helping LLS to create a world without blood cancers!
For more information on the Pennies for Patients program, please visit http://www.studentseries.org/
Activities for the second week:
Feb. 8th – bring in more spare change throughout the week