February 2014

February 21, 2014 Newsletter

 

Room 213 News

 

We learned about President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln.  We read stories about them.

We started a unit on dental health.   We made patterns using a toothbrush, toothpaste and a tooth.   We read several books and learned some fingerplays, songs and poems.   We talked about how to keep our teeth healthy.   The students needed to put various pictures (dental floss, a carrot, cheese, an apple, candy, a toothbrush, toothpaste) in the correct column:  Foods or Tools.  We also made a tooth fairy book.

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We are learning the letter Rr and the sound that it makes.   We looked at pictures of a race car, a rabbit, and a rectangle.  They all begin with the letter Rr.   We also did many activities to learn about this letter and its sound.  Please work on this with your child at home.

Reminders

I asked for you to send in a spiral notebook.   This notebook will be used as a means of communication between us.  Each day I will write a sentence and draw a picture of something that your child has done during the school day.  In return, I ask that you also write a sentence and draw a picture of something your child has done at home that night.  We read it together and talk about it in class the next day. This back and forth writing is not only a valuable tool for keeping in close contact with each other, but it will also encourage your child to take notice of print and promote their literacy skills.

If your child is absent from school, please remember to send a note with your child upon their return.

Please check the folder and back pack every night and take out the completed work.  Please send the folder to school every day.

February 14, 2014 Newsletter

 

Room 213 News

 

We finished our unit on penguins.    We made a list of what we already know about them.   They are black and white.   They eat fish.  They swim.  They slide.  The penguins do not fly.  They live where it is cold.   The students made a book about them.   We also did a fun art project.   We talked about Valentine’s Day.  We did some graphing and patterning related to it.

We are learning the letter Rr and the sound that it makes.   We looked at pictures of a race car, a rabbit, and a rectangle.  They all begin with the letter Rr.   We also did many activities to learn about this letter and its sound.  Please work on this with your child at home.

Reminders

I asked for you to send in a spiral notebook.   This notebook will be used as a means of communication between us.  Each day I will write a sentence and draw a picture of something that your child has done during the school day.  In return, I ask that you also write a sentence and draw a picture of something your child has done at home that night.  We read it together and talk about it in class the next day. This back and forth writing is not only a valuable tool for keeping in close contact with each other, but it will also encourage your child to take notice of print and promote their literacy skills.

If your child is absent from school, please remember to send a note with your child upon their return.

Please check the folder and back pack every night and take out the completed work.  Please send the folder to school every day.

February 7, 2014 Newsletter

 

Room 213 News

 

We finished our unit on winter.   We did a fun art project about it.  We started talking about penguins.  We read some books and learned some fingerplays and poems.  We also made AB, AAB, ABB, or ABC patterns.   We also worked on recognizing and writing numbers and letters.

We are learning the letter Qq and the sound that it makes.   We looked at pictures of a quilt, a queen, a quarter and a question mark.  They all begin with the letter Qq.   We also did many activities to learn about this letter and its sound.  Please work on this with your child at home.

Reminders

I asked for you to send in a spiral notebook.   This notebook will be used as a means of communication between us.  Each day I will write a sentence and draw a picture of something that your child has done during the school day.  In return, I ask that you also write a sentence and draw a picture of something your child has done at home that night.  We read it together and talk about it in class the next day. This back and forth writing is not only a valuable tool for keeping in close contact with each other, but it will also encourage your child to take notice of print and promote their literacy skills.

Upcoming Dates to Remember

February 12 – No School