In math this week, we focused a lot of time in looking at our families. We counted and graphed the number of brothers, sisters, and pets that we have in our families. We used basic shapes to create members of our families and we worked on our pattern skills.
Every day we practice writing our names at arrival time. Our MN Reading Corps tutor works with us one on one to make sure that we are using proper hand grip, using only an uppercase letter for our first letter, and using the correct writing form. We also try to write our own names on all station projects that we complete. This week we introduced students to the sound of the letter Jj. We use Jolly Phonics to create a short jingle to include what sound the letter Jj makes.
On Mondays, we use play-doh to create the letters. On Wednesdays, we use our fingers in sand to draw the letter, and on Fridays we get to practice writing the letter with markers.
Letters that we have learned so far this year:
A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, & U.
We have started a new Bible concept: The Bible helps me learn good and right ways to live. We read Genesis 12:1-8. In this story, we hear about God telling Abraham to move his family to a new land and he will show him how to get there and protect him. Abraham and his family, along with his workers and all of their animals packed up and traveled for days until God told them to stop. God brought them safely to the new place where they would be safe and could thrive. We talked about how Abraham obeyed God even though it was a lot of work!
Wed. 13: Flashlight Reading
Valentine's Day Celebration
Thurs. 14: Flashlight Reading
Valentine's Day Celebration
Fri. 15: NO SCHOOL
Mon. 18: NO SCHOOL
Wed. 20: Dress like your favorite book character
Thurs. 21: Dress like your favorite book character
Mon. 25: Wear Wacky Socks
Tues. 26: Wear Wacky Socks
Wed. 27: Wear Red or Blue
Thurs. 28: Wear Red or Blue
Fri. 1: Wear stripes and your favorite hat
Tues. 5: Roller Skating at the Skatin' Place
REMINDER: Please send winter gear everyday! If you haven't already, please write your child's name in their snowpants. If you are wanting your child to leave their snowpants at school (because you have a pair for at home) please send me an email so that I can make a note to keep them here.
There have been a lot of toys from home in the classroom. Please remind your child and possibly even check their backpacks for toys. I do not want any of your child's toys to get broken at school.
Carnival in March
Every year, Holy Trinity School throws a Carnival as one of our fundraising events. As part of the event, each classroom is asked to create a silent auction basket. We create a theme for our basket and ask our class to donate to the classroom basket. This year, or theme is BOOKS. Any age level books! I am hoping to get enough to have two bags! (each bag of books will have students' handprints on the bag, the more books the more bags we can have). We will have one more opportunity to order books through scholastic in February. Your are also able to give money as well if you choose instead of ordering books. Just sent the money in an envelope label "Carnival Basket". Please contact me with any questions!
Dress up days!
We have a lot of dress up days in February!!! IF you are ever in doubt, just shoot me a quick email firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification.
In science this week we are exploring weight. We are using measuring scales to balance out objects. The students are excited to see how many bear counters it takes to weigh the same as a rock.
MN Reading Corps
Mrs. Waytashek has completed her assessments and will be doing small group interventions on some new kiddos. At conferences I will let you know if your child is an intervention group and what that all entails. Report cards have gone home! I hope you were as excited as I was to see the progress your child is making!! If you have any questions or concerns please let me know!