Oak Room Newsletter

Week of May 26, 2015

Reminder: school ends at noon on Thursday june 4 and Friday June 5!

Thank you!

Thank you to all the grown ups that came out for our field trip to "Please Touch the Art" at Brooklyn Bridge Park! It was an AMAZING trip and the Oaks had a blast! The next day everyone was talking about how fun it was and how they want to go back!

This week (as told by the Oak Room Kindergartners)...

We wrote stories bit by bit. We had a long recess. We read a book about Mrs. Wishy-Washy.

We bought apples at the farm stand. We read a book about storms. We had legos in exploration!

We went to Brooklyn Bridge Park and we went in the sprinkler, a certain kind of sprinkler. We went outside for sustainability. We had lunch in a big yard. We had a recess. Everybody got wet.

We had our May birthdays celebration! We had exploration after Reading Workshop. We did number stories. We wrote our letters.
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This week in literacy (and things to do at home)

This week in Reading Workshop we started our new unit which focuses on really getting to know the characters in our books. We can look at the cover, paying close attention to the title and picture, and ask ourselves, "What does this tell me about the character(s)?" Then as we read, we might have new ideas. We learn even more about the characters with each page we read. After we read we can share what we learned about the characters with our reading partners! Ask your child about the characters in their books at home!

In Writing Workshop we continued our work on telling stories bit by bit. As we write, we can ask ourselves, "What exactly happened, step by step, bit by bit?" Encourage your child to do this as they write at home!

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This week in math (and things to do at home)

This week in math we worked on a new number story: The Oaks had 6 tomato plants in their garden. Then they plated 12 more. How many plants do the Oaks have now?

This week in Project Time

This week in Project Time we planted seeds with Kirsten. We put several different seeds in water and the carrot seeds have sprouted! We have been focusing a lot on the weather, paying attention to the temperature each day and how it feels. This week we read a book on different types of storms: thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Some Oaks worked together on writing a book for the rest of the class about severe weather.

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Contact Information

Feel free to email us anytime. Pascale can be reached at pascale@brooklyncompass.org and Lorna can be reached at lorna@brooklyncompass.org.