Ms. Collodora's News

Here's what's hip-hop and happening in our room! Week 34


This week we practiced pr and br beginning blends.

Reading and Writing

Loyalty, fairness and promise were some very important words that we talked a lot about this week. When we are being good citizens, we want to make sure we are showing these qualities. We were able to think of many examples of being loyal and fair, as well as promises we can make. We took our test on Friday and we’ll start our next theme on animal habitats on Monday!

We also learned more about some people who were good citizens, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and Rosa Parks. We read a story called “I Am Rosa Parks”and learned about how Rosa stood up for what she believed in and showed fairness. We then did our own writing on how we show fairness and made it into a bus!


Our toolbox is filling up, as we learn more and more strategies to help us practice our facts. Doubles, doubles plus 1, doubles plus 2 and making 10 are a few of the strategies we practiced (and re-learned) this week. As I have told the kids, we introduce all the strategies so that they can see that there are multiple different ways to solve problems. FIND THE ONE THAT WORKS BEST! I encourage the kiddos to use the one that they are most comfortable with, but I will also show them the strategies we are working on. Keep practicing! We started subtraction facts to 18 on Friday!


Hooray! We successfully watched the life cycle of 6 butterflies! They are made it out, but we did have one who's wings stuck together and he could not fly. The mealworms, on the other hand, have not become an adult yet!! We are waiting so patiently! We have lots and lots of pupas, so hopefully Monday we will FINALLY find out what they become!

Friendly Reminders and Fun News

Braxton was our Star Student this week.

Happy Birthday to Everett! His birthday is Saturday, but we celebrated on Friday.

Field Trip Update:

Wednesday June 1st is the office date! If you'd like to come, let me know! The more the merrier! More information will come closer to the date!

Track and Field Day:

Just a reminder that this will be on Tuesday, May 31st. Please send back the purple slip indicating your child's lunch choice.