I cannot believe this weather. I truly hope that groundhog brings us spring this weekend! Due to the (surprise) short week, or schedule was a little off, but we had lots of fun and learning anyway!
Students used their words to describe a police officer and then sort his tools that he uses by yes and no. We encouraged the reading of the sight words yes and no. These are important words in our voting and now our sorting.
On Thursday, our students began being authors. We started with a mentor text Freight Train by Donald
Crews. We then brainstormed topics we are experts on and then went to writing them. It was tough for some to get over they couldnt illustrate things like they see them in other books and real life but with encouragement they continued. Some also struggled with not being able to spell but we are encouraging stretching the sounds out and writing what they hear rather than spelling it correctly and they took off with that as well. Our books are not done as an author's work is never done so we will go back and add details and read them again next week.
Finally, in preparation for groundhog's day, students voted on whether the groundhog would see his shadow or not. We watched a short video on groundhog's day and then went to voting. We counted the votes
If you are willing and able or have extras lying around, please donate the following items:
5 oz cups for milk at snack
napkins for snack
Shaving cream for sensory table and word/letter work
Many have have asked about our Valentine's Day in our class.
- Our school has an all or none policy--students can bring valentines for: *All the school*All the class*None at all
- Valentine's day snacks can be anything you wish but we do not eat any at school
- We will be handing out Valentines on Thursday February 13 as part of our small group
- Students are encouraged to write their own name on the from line, but they can leave the "To:" line blank. This allows students to pass out valentines more effectively. IF your child would like to address them, it will be their responsibility to get them in the right buckets.
- For our buckets, we like to use milk jugs. It is large for the valentines, has a handle, and can be decorated (at school). Please send a cleaned gallon milk jug with your child (If you have extra you may send them for those who may forget or not have them). by Tuesday February 11.
- Next Week:
Theme: Shadows, the Groundhog
Letter of the Week: Hh
Snack: West Family