Mrs Weier's Weekly Newsletter
December 14th - December 18th
We had a great week wrapping up Hanukkah! In literacy we continued practicing our comprehension skills by comparing and contrasting different stories and characters. We loved reading My Two Grandmothers and discussing our own family traditions. We found that Grammy Lane and Bubbe Silver were very different, but also had many things in common. We then read Engineer Ari and the Hanukkah Mishap. We knew Engineer Ari from the beginning of the year when we read Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashannah Ride and Engineer Ari and the Sukkah Express. It was interesting to compare and contrast three stories instead of our usual two! All three of these stories had the same characters, but each taught us about a different Jewish holiday.
We thought it was so much fun singing our way through our poem of the week, "Twinkle Twinkle Chanukah Lights. Then we loved cutting apart the poem word by word and putting it back together.
In Literacy Centers we enjoyed "games galore" week by playing such games as Fiddlesticks, Word Family Popcorn and Magic e Crazy Eights
This week in Math we started working in our Problem Solving journals! We had so much fun using our problem solving math skills. We also had the opportunity to play a game with Ms. Cooper called "Sequence" and playing math games on the iPads.
And the class favorite "Pinkalicious" story is...Silverlicious!!!
In Writing Workshop this week we continued working on our "How To's". We each made our very own dirt cups and wrote about each step we did to build our delicious snack. Next we taught Ms. Cooper how to blow bubbles by writing each step. We remembered to use important words like first, next, then, last. Everyone did such a great job being very specific in their steps and drawing beautiful pictures.
And...we had our very first publishing party!!!!!!!!!!! Please ask your child all about our special morning of celebrating all of our growth and hard work.
We loved being able to go across the street again to watch our new friends at Dunwoody Springs perform in their winter concert. We loved learning about the many different winter holidays. They did such an amazing job and we even got a shout out when they sang about Hanukkah! We can't wait to continue our new friendship.
-Thank you to the Maslia family for being our Family of the Week.
-Thank you to Danielle Bernstein and Tracy Stillman for being our mystery readers.
-December 21-January 1: Winter Break
-January 18: MLK Day No School