A Peek at Our Week
Our Spectacular 1st-3rd Grade Class
April 15, 2016
We have also practiced Breath of Joy. This is a good one for sweeping away sluggish feelings and really energize the whole body, get oxygen flowing and make us smile! It is a great way to start the day!
We are such a creative group of authors! We are writing up a storm! We also spent some time this week sharing many of our stories that have been patiently waiting to be read and enjoyed. From portals to other worlds to a singing banana our stories continue to do their job - entertain!
Magic C asked us to practice l and k. For l, "Straight line down. Bump." For k, "Straight line down, Bump. Kick! Slide away."
Chunking Letters and Sounds is a strategy we can all use now that we are all loaded up with many experiences of investigating word families and patterns. Accessing our knowledge and finding chunks we know is a great start to decoding an unknown word. As we practiced as a whole group looking at small words, word families or vowel patterns we recognized within a larger word, one child shared it was like learning the anatomy of a word. Why yes it is!
We are still buzzing from our initial exploration of endangered animal books and the numbers were shocking! And, they are all our favorite animals! Or, animals we never heard of but instantly fell in love with! We then turned to recognizing the needs of animals and what common threats are compromising their needs and causing their populations to decline. We are happy there is a system in place that recognizes the status of an animal, conservationist to collect data, and laws that protect animals once they are listed (Yay! Endangered Species Act!). We learned the conservation status levels from Extinct to Endangered to Least Concerned and that there are success stories of animals being delisted!!
- April 22nd - Oliver, Stella
May 6th - Gillian, Ethan
May 13th - Laurel, Sam
May 20th - Ethan, Stella
May 27th - Addy, Oliver
June 10th - Olivia, Laurel
- April 20 - Board Meeting
April 22/23 - Procession of the Species/Arts Walk
- May 4 - Parent Meeting
- May 16-20 - Bike Week!
- May 18 - Board Meeting
- May 30 - No School
- June 1 - Parent Meeting
- June 10 - Half Day
- June 15 - Board Meeting
- June 17 - Half Day/Portfolio Share
- June 18 - End of Year Ceremony