Oak Room Newsletter
Week of May 4, 2015
This week (as told by the Oak Room Kindergartners)...
We went outside for Sustainability. We looked for plants. We had snack with Writing. In Reading Workshop it was a lot quieter in private reading.
We went outside for Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop. We had Exploration at the end of the day. We have a new calendar.
We have a farm stand. We had exploration and project time. We put the pictures where they go in Fort Greene Park, Whitman Gardens, and the community garden.
We went on a walk around to Camel Park. We went to recess early. We had snack after Sustainability.
This week in literacy (and things to do at home)
At home pretend to get stuck or confused on a few words as you read with your child! Ask your child to tell you what tool to use to figure it out (instead of telling you the word). For example: if you are reading the sentence "She went to the store", say, "She went to the sink" and act puzzled because "that doesn't make any sense! What tool can I use to figure it out?"
In Writing Workshop we worked on focusing on one part of a story, and elaborating so that it is explained bit by bit.
This week in math (and things to do at home)
Continue this work at home! For example, if you have chicken nuggets on a plate give your child a moment to look at them, and then cover them and ask them, "How many? How do you know?"
This week in Project Time
This week in Project Time we sorted through all of our watercolor drawings of living things to figure out which gardens they were from--the community garden, the Whitman Gardens, Fort Greene Park, or our school's garden. We worked in small groups to organize and map the drawings in the different gardens. Next week we will continue our study of gardens by asking ourselves, "What do the living things in the gardens need to live?"
field trip to moma on Tuesday May 12th
ECO FAIR on June 6, 2015
Help organize the Eco Fair on June 6, 2015! All you need to do is sign up to organize a station. Managing a station means sourcing donations or helping us purchase materials and setting it up at the event.
For example, we still need leaders to organize the:
- bake sale
- compass store
- growing station
- painting station
- food vendors
If you are interested in making this exciting event happen, please sign up here: