Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29 - Spring Break
Friday, April 5 - Field trip to NC Botanical Gardens
Friday, April 12 (8:00-8:30) - Animal e-books publishing party
Please make sure that your child is dressed for the weather and is wearing appropriate shoes for the playground and PE.
Please let us know (phone call or email) if your child is going to be absent or late to school, or if you will be picking your child up early. Please contact your child's classroom directly (see individual teacher pages for contact information).
Please be reminded that we take every precaution to ensure that children do not share germs and spread sickness. You can help us in this effort by keeping your child home if he/she is not feeling well. Please refer to the district wellness policy or contact Nurse Patti or your child's teacher if you have questions.
Reading Every time we read, we are now using our "Reading Superpowers," which include "pointing to each word," "using the pictures as clues," "finding familiar words," "using initial sounds," and "re-reading." Please ask your rocket to read simple books to you, using their superpowers. This week, we continue Reading Unit 5, during which we are reading fictional literature. Students are listening to a variety of fictional texts; understanding that authors write fiction to tell a story; and are able to compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in new and familiar stories.
These are the words currently on our word wall: I, like, went, to, the, because, come, here, you, see, big, little, look, at, of, on, what, we, go, can, is, his, her, this, she with, who, me, my, and, said, they, he, have, are, all, from, play, out, in, it was, that, up, down, will, for, am, got, when, had, him, & day.
We will also begin learning about digraphs: sh, ch, th, wh, ck
We are also continuing Writing Unit 5 this week, which is opinion writing. We are understand now that writers write with different purposes in mind, and are focusing in this unit on writing in order to express an opinion. Students will be able to write opinion pieces comparing two stories, and use new vocabulary in their writing.
Math In math, we are learning about teen numbers. We know that teen numbers are all the numbers in between 10 and 20, that they all begin with a "1," and that they are all made up of ten, plus "some more." We are able to represent teen numbers as numerals, in ten-frames, and in pictures.
In Social Studies we have been learning about influential people and events that have affected and shaped African-American history. We are also noticing and discussing the similarities and differences that all people share.
We are continuing our "Forces and Motion" Unit, and are learning about the different kinds of motion (back and forth, zigzag, round and round, and straight); speed (fast and slow); and different forces that can act on objects (push, pull, throw, kick, drop, swing, gravity). Our field trips to the Museum of Life and Science and Botanical Gardens will kick off a science unit on living and nonliving things.