February 2017 Newletter
Kevin K. Coleman
It is February! I wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day in advance. The students have been working very hard here at Coleman. I had the wonderful opportunity to shadow a student in Mr. Ok's Fifth Gr. Class. I had a wonderful time and learned so much. The students were very helpful when explaining to me the Eureka math we were doing. I left that day feeling very tired and didn't want to do the homework. Mr. Ok, along with all our other teachers work the students very hard to ensure they are getting the best!
Please join us at Enrichment Nights at Harris every other Wednesday from 5:00-6:30. Check it out on our school calendar at colemancubs.weebly.com. We would also like to invite parents to our SIT meetings on the first Friday of every month from 8:10-9:10. Hope to see you there!
I want to thank all the parents who have completed the SurveyWorks. If you haven't done so already, I ask that you spend a few minutes answering the online survey. You can go right to the site on our school website.
Have a wonderful February!
Mrs. Celeste Conti
On February 13th, students celebrated the 100th day of school. Besides counting to 100, students worked on stem projects including building a tower or bridge with 100 cups. Students enjoyed creating and building with cups. ( I have pics that can be forwarded to you) Congratulations to Robert who received student of the month for February. February's theme was compassion.
In February we focused on measurement in math. The children learned how to measure items using centimeter cubes and paper clips. They also learned how to read graphs and answer questions about graphs. We read and discussed many books this month. The children wrote a response to literature to some of the books telling about their favorite parts. We are moving right along in phonics as children become more proficient in tapping out words. The class continues to practice reading strategies during silent reading. This has been a short but busy month in first grade!
SPEECH and LANGUAGE
The 1st grade classes have been working on the four listening rules: "eyes are watching, ears are listening, voice is quiet and body is still." The 5th grade students have been discussing what empathy means and ways to show respect. Please keep a lookout for the homelinks that students are given after each lesson to bring home to discuss and practice with family
Talk to your children about fun things you did as a family together in the past. See how much they remember and help them fill in the words/parts they don't remember. **Remember you are your child's first teacher! *