Mrs. Bill's School Family News
Enjoy your long weekend!
What to ask?
Have a kiddo that is reluctant to talk about what they did at school all day? Here are a couple questions to get the conversation rolling;
* What is your favorite exploration station?
*Can you tell me about your Valentine Party? What was your favorite part?
* What happens to the next letter after a punctuation mark?
- Every Monday is library day
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- all are welcome to come and watch!
March 30th: Community Helper Job Fair (more information to come)
We have a new look to our learning environment. A picnic table has been added and we LOVE the sense of community it brings!
I Want My Hat Back- by Jon Klassen
We read two stories by this amazing author then voted on our personal favorite! here's the group in favor of I Want My Hat Back
Have You Seen My Hat?-by Jon Klassen
This is the group in favor of Have You Seen My Hat?
I highly recommend anything by this author! he's funny but his books are great at teaching inferring!
I Want My Hat Back- by Jon Klassen
President's Day Program-presented by Kindergarten
Menu Changes in the Cardinal Cafe
We will be trying some new menu items for the months of February and March.
Feb. 12 & March 4: “Big Daddy” CHEESE
(In place of Cheese Pizza)
Feb 18 & March 10: Mozzarella Pull
(In place of Cheese/pepp pizza bites)
Feb 29 & March 21: Grilled Cheese
(In place of Beef Soft Tacos)
March 3 & 24: Cornbread (Thursday)
(In place of pretzel)
Yearbook orders are due by March 16, 2016. The cost of the yearbook is $16 per book. We encourage you to place an order on the website: www.inter-state.com/yearbook. Enter in the code 03573P to place an order. All yearbooks ordered online, will be shipped to TCE. Checks should be made out to Thorpe Creek Elementary. Happy ordering!
Our language arts focus is week is making plurals. We also are picking out the setting and characters in our math problem solving.
We are working on using a variety of reading skills, like eagle eyes and chunky monkey, this is when we use the beginning sound and use our picture clues to decode words or look inside the word for "words in a word" like and in sand. I have just completed our mid year benchmarking for reading levels and they are all making great progress!
The sight words so far this quarter are; come, play, not, will, your, that, they, with, where, his, up, too, time,zero, one, two, three, four, five
next week...six, seven, eight, nine, ten
In math, we are working on problem solving. We are developing multiple strategies to to get to the same answer. For example, picture strategies or drawings and using a ten frame. They are amazing at this! Our current focus is subtraction. We are also working on missing number equations like 5+__=7? and how would we solve 6=__+___?
Also, we are starting our study of money. One way I introduce the importance of money is through restaurant menus. If you dine out could you ask for a menu we could use in our classroom? Some restaurants will even give you a real one if they know what it is for. =) We will also be writing our own menus with values attached. Wonder if broccoli will be worth more than pizza? Hmmm. =) So far we only have 1 menu, if you think to ask when you are dining out we'd be forever grateful!
We are learning and reading about snow. I wish we would get some real snow...sigh...
Thank you for sharing your children with me!
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