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!
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Random Acts of Kindness

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

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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.


4.Guided Reading


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


5.Close Reading


  • 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

Questions to Ask Your Child

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?

100th Day of School

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.

Making 3D Shapes