I would personally like to thank you for your support, kind thoughts and emails in October and November.
We have hungry growing children so please send an extra healthy snack item everyday as many of the kiddos are eating during morning work then again at snack time. Please don't forget to send a water bottle as well.
Through all of our weather ups and downs children need their snow clothes when there is snow on the ground to be able to play on the playground. If they do not have their gear, they will play on the pavement (Bring on Spring!)
Please read with your child. They are all working so hard, making so much progress, and discovering books they can read. They would love to share a story with you!
Scholastic Book Orders
Scholastic Book Orders are a great way to get books at an affordable price! Please check out the catalog choices and due dates each month and order them from the comfort of your own home! Our online ordering code is
Spelling Words for the month of March:
(We are focusing on silent e at the end of the word that makes the vowel say its name)
Combined long vowels...
rake,pile,note, mule, June, joke,tape,ride,smile,gave, make, take, made
Writing : We have almost finished learning all of the lower case letters and are working to use them in our writing. We are also working on answering questions in complete sentences to help us with our writing of sentences...don't forget uppercase at the beginning, finger spaces and an end mark at the end. Please check out your child's agenda. Everyone is working extra hard on their beautiful writing then carrying it over to other writing times. ***Please send the agenda everyday and check it each night***
Math Facts Practice:
zero plus a number...0+1,1+0,2+0,0+2 etc
one plus a number (7+1,1+7,10+1,1+10)
facts of ten (9+1,8+2,7+3,6+4,5+5,10-9,10-2,10-7,10-6,10-4 etc)
ten plus a number (10+1,10+2,10+3.10+4,10+5,10+6,10+7,10+8,10+9 and the subtraction facts 19-9,18-10, etc)
doubles facts (2+2,3+3,4+4,5+5,6+6,7+7,8+8,9+9,10+10 and the subtraction facts 20-10,18-9, etc)
When we learn our math facts we learn them with their turnaround facts and with their subtraction facts (fact families)
Example: 6+4=10 4+6+10
doubles plus 1 (2+3,4+5,6+7,8+9,10+11)
Money: We have learned all of the coins and continue to practice coin recognition including what is on the front, back and what each one is worth (or its value.) We are only adding like coins.
Science: We are learning about light. We are using terms such as: artificial, natural,transparent,translucent, and opaque. We will bend light, learn about shadows and create an art project with the help of the sun.
Awesome Author Study...Jan Brett (through January)
Ezra Jack Keats ( March and April)
We will be performing a play by Ezra Jack Keats (the Pet Show) in the Spring. It will be a low key production and performance times last roughly 8 minutes. More info to follow. No video recording please.