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Amy Collins

"Springing Into Fun" in Room 117!


             What's Happening In March                  

Reading:  Scott Foresman Unit 2 "Communities- What Is A                            Community?"
    Phonics Skills Unit 2: 
            Week 1: Digraphs, -all, nouns/verbs, main idea                             Week 2: Long vowel a (CVCe), digraphs, cause and effect             Week 3: Long vowel i, digraphs, asking questions                         Week 4: Long vowel o, contractions, sequence                             Week 5: Long vowel u, ending -ed, author's purpose                     Week 6: Long vowel e, spelling with syllables,                                            compare/contrast          
  • All lowercase letters have been taught!  Students are expected to be using lowercase and uppercase letters appropriately in their writing. 
  • "Super 7" sentences- include seven words to make it more interesting!  Use question words who, what, where, when, why, how to include more details.
  • Personal Narratives
  • Poetry 
Awesome Author Study: Ezra Jack Keats
Read Aloud Book:  The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Math Concepts: Non-standard measurement, standard                                        measurement, place value (ones, tens, hundreds),                        addition and subtraction, greater than/less than  
Math Facts:   Number+0, number+1, fact families,                                           combinations of 10 (7+3, 6+4, etc), number+10                           (teens), doubles, doubles+1, +9
Money: pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters (names, values, adding               like coins)
Time:  O'clock, half past (30 minutes)
Word Problems: using TIPS (Think, Information, Problem, Solve)

Science: Friday Stem Activities, sound, sun and earth studies (Vernal Equinox)
Social Studies: 

            Upcoming Special Dates and Events         
  • Dr. Seuss Week March 6-10
  • Unplugged Week March 13-17
  • Our class play Berlioz The Bear by Jan Brett Thursday March 16th at 2:30 in Room 117
  • Friday March 17th = full school day and Book Buddies with 4EX    

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Math:                                              Reading:

(Sesame Street: Guess What's next)                                                                                                                                 

(counting by 5's)                                                                                                                          (Frog And Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel)                                                                      (counting by 2's)

(doubles facts)                                                           (Sagwa and the Moon Festival)
                                                                                                     (Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?)
(how to use a ruler)


(place value)

(How to make a snowflake)

(Martin Luther King Jr. for kids)

(Diwali for Kids)

(Diwali Rangoli designs)

(Jan Brett draws a hedgehog)

(Life Cycle of Painted Lady Butterfly)

 (Southwest Florida Eagle Cam)   
(Irish music and images for St. Patrick's Day)                                               
                                                                                        (Chinese music and images for Chinese New Year)
                                                                                                                             (Hamsters in a playground like Humphrey's!)       
(The Original Lorax video)                                                (Hamsters in a wheel like Humphrey's!)       

(Whip Nae, Nae dance)                                                    (force: push/pull)

(seed germination)

(Sound: vibrations and waves)

(Tide pools)

(Tide pool animals)

(Alice In Wonderland Unbirthday song)


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Phone: 603-659-2192 (office)

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