April 19, 2015
We've Been Busy...
Last Week's Fun...
*We introduced the sight word "then."
*We continued to practice flat and solid shapes and their attributes.
*Nonfiction text features were introduced. Last week we learned about the table of contents and glossary features.
*We began learning about writing informational reports during Writer's Workshop.
*Mrs. Hammes began helping the students conduct research on a specific pet for their informational reports.
*We said goodbye to our student teacher, Miss Fitzpatrick. The class presented her with a teacher bag filled with notepads, markers, desk supplies, and children's books! They also made a darling goodbye book for her!
This Week's Fun...
*The sight word "your" will be introduced.
*The children will learn about personal safety through a special program featuring "Happy Bear."
*We'll wrap up our study of shapes and begin learning about classifying, recording, and analyzing data with graphs.
*The nonfiction text features of index, photograph with caption, and diagram with labels will be introduced.
*We'll continue working on pet research. We've been using the website "Pebble Go." They love it! Check it out on our library/media center webpage. Our username is "prairiestar" and the password is "star."
*Tuesday, April 21: "Muffins for Moms" 7:30-8:30--last names A-M.
Early dismissal at 2:00
*Wednesday, April 22: "Muffins for Moms" 7:30-8:30--last names N-Z.
*Thursday, April 23: Kaleidoscope field trip 10:00-12:30...please send a lunch with your child. We'll eat in our classroom when we return from our trip. If your child has a purple PSE shirt, please encourage him/her to wear it!
*Tuesday, May 5: Early dismissal at 2:00
*Thursday, May 14: Field trip to Wilderness Science Center (more information to come)
BOGO book fair
*Tuesday, May 19: Kindergarten Field Day
*Thursday, May 21: Last day of Kindergarten :(...this will be a full day.
*Friday, May 22: Last day for grades 1-5 (11:45 dismissal)
Have a great week (and enjoy some photos of our busy Kindergartners)!
The children have been using "whisper phones" to practice reading fluency. They love being able to hear themselves read!
Segmenting and Blending Words
Students practiced "sounding out" words.
Some students learned how "Magic E" changes the vowel sound in the middle of a word.