# Kindness Week

## Greetings,

The students had a blast this week celebrating the 100th day of school, creating a story with their reading buddies using iPads, and coming up with ideas to be kind to people.

## Eating a Healthy Snack

As we continue with our nutrition project for this quarter, the students prepare a healthy snack every Friday. This week they enjoyed dipping carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower in ranch. They surprisingly enjoyed eating them and even asked for seconds!

## Random Acts of Kindness

The students brainstormed ideas and ways to be kind to people everyday.

## What We've Learned This Week

Language Arts

1. Vocabulary

The students defined the word “ honest” after listening to a passage about George Washington’s cherry tree.

2.Listing

They wrote a list of healthy and unhealthy food they eat on their writing journal.

3.Parts of a letter

• We reviewed the letter parts
• The students began writing a letter to a pen pal about what they learned so far from our nutrition project.

A group of students read books together with the assistance of the teacher.

• The students listened to George Washington & George Washington’s Cherry Tree passages being read.
• The students scanned the passage for sight words and assigned key words such as “ George Washington”, “ honest”, Presidents ‘ day”, “birthday” and “national”.
• They answered a few comprehension question about the reading.

Math

1. 2D & 3D Shapes

• We reviewed 2D & 3D shapes’ names, number of faces and number of the angles o the shape.
• The students made 3D shapes using paper and using sticks & marshmallows.

2. Telling Time

• We reviewed telling time (digital & dialog) every half an hour
• The students were introduced to minutes and that they need to skip count by 5s every 5 minutes to tell the time every 5 minutes.

3. Subtraction Word Problems

• They learned how translate a word problem from words to pictures and equations.
• They completed word problems together in groups.

Social Studies

George Washington

• They listened to a passage read about George Washington
• They learned about the origin of presidents’, George Washington’s birthday, and who changed Presidents’ Day date from the 22nd to the 15th.

Science

1. Food groups

• They identified under which group is their snack and lunch
• They cut and sorted pictures of food and glued into the correct food group.

2. The Digestive System

• We discussed where does the food go we eat it.
• They listened to a book called Where Does Food Go After We Eat It?
• They learned about the digestive system and the organs in it (esophagus, intestines, stomach..etc)

Wellness

Writing & Handwriting Skills

They practiced writing their spelling words in their journal using 3 activities from the spelling activity sheet (writing words 3 times, rainbow words, and circling consonants in each word.

## Reading Buddies Time

The students continued to create their stories from last week using a broadcasting app. Teh reading buddies also showed their fellow kindergartners how to create collages also using the iPad. Their final product was projected on the board for everybody to see.

## Pictures with Flat Stanley

After hearing the story of Flat Stanley, the students colored and cut a flat Stanley picture. They took pictures with their flat Stanley all over the school. Next they link what they've learned about writing a pen pal letter with mailing flat Stanley

Language Arts

• What does “honest” mean?
• What are the parts of friendly letter?

Math

• Give examples of 2D & 3D shapes?
• How many faces do cubes and rectangular prisms have?

Science

• Where the food go after you eat?
• Give examples of healthy and unhealthy food?

Social Studies

• Who was George Washington?
• When was his birthday?
• Who changed Presidents’ day date from the 22nd to the 15th?

## Reminders

February 26th

• PTO Pizza/ Casual Day

Field Trip:
• We are going on a field trip to watch a Charlotte’s Web Play in Hylton Performing Arts Center on March 3rd
• Please sign and return the permission slip in your child’s homework folder by Monday.

Disinfecting Wipes

• Please bring one container of Clorox or Lysol Disinfecting wipes.