*Thursday, 1/31: 100th Day of School Celebration! See “extra news,” below for our fun, alternative dress-up information!
A Week in Review:
We are using ABC books to support the development of our expanding vocabulary. We are working together as classes to create our very own “classroom dictionaries,” which will house the many new words we’ve learned in reading workshop in our own meaningful and unique way!
We are working on developing a deeper understanding of sentence structure as our “show and tell” writing unit comes to a close. All sentences have 3 structural components to help them look their best – a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence, a space between each word, and a punctuation mark at the end of the sentence.
Math: We are working to compose, decompose and manipulate numbers 11-20. We refer to all teen numbers as, “10 and ___ more.”
We continue to study the needs of plants and animals. This week, we planted 2 batches radish seeds to determine whether or not seeds can grow successfully without sunlight. Soon, we will bring our “STEAM Team,” activities to the new Maker Space where Mrs. Pritchard and Ms. Oberlin will support our science, technology, engineering and math inquiries with new and exciting materials!
100th Day of School Celebration:
We will host a series of fun activities to help our students celebrate being 100 days smarter, while also reinforcing the many ways to count to 100! In lieu of dressing for our favorite college or professional sports teams (as suggested for our Catholic Schools Week celebration) we would like to invite our students to dress as if they are 100 years old! Feel free to get creative with glasses, hair, and outfits – it’s always a lot of fun! Please email with any questions.