Important Notes and Weekly Review

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Hi everyone! There’s a lot going on so it’s a wordy post this week!

Important notes:

Sightword assessments: I have done about half of the students’ assessments and they have their old and new sightword list in their folders. If you do not have one, don’t worry…I will be assessing the other students and you will see the sightlists by the end of next week. Again, if you misplace it or don’t see it in your child’s folder, please contact me and I’ll give you another copy.

Book Fair: We will be going to the book fair as a class on Tuesday. If you want, you can send money in the envelope we sent home and they can get the books when we go together. You are also more than welcome to shop at the book fair at pickup time or on Wednesday (Conference Day).

Note from Elementary Art

Elementary Arts Alive Display

April 19 – May 3, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the elementary arts alive is officially on view! Our KG2 – 5th Grade students have worked hard since the beginning of the year to create the many different artworks currently hanging in the front and back lobby.

Due to the large number of students, only one artwork per student was chosen to be displayed. Parents are encouraged to collect the rest of their child’s art portfolio from the art room during Student Led Conferences.

Enjoy all the amazing art!

Exhibition Project: A grade 5 group has chosen KG2 to help them collect cat food for homeless cats in the area. They are doing a competition amongst the classes to see which class can bring the most in order to win a donut party. See the poster they’ve made below:
Cat Food Drive

Weekly review:

Language: We have started new reading and writing units! For Writer’s Workshop we have started learning how to write “How-to” pieces. We have brainstormed things that we know a lot about and could teach others how to do using a step-by-step process. For Reader’s Workshop we have been learning about what and Avid Reader is. We know that avid readers pay attention to the book, find places everywhere to read, and feel what the characters are feeling. It is our goal to be avid readers and we already have quite a few in our class!

Math: We have been introduced to subtraction by using number lines and counting objects. We are also realizing the difference between adding and subtracting. The class had a lot of fun subtracting with fruitloops!

UOI: Our field trip to Al Mamzar beach was a lot of fun and the kids were talking about it so much the day after – they truly had a great time! We have started out new unit: Books Alive. We shared our ideas on how we care for books and thought about the different kinds of books we can read… our central idea is that books can inform and entertain us. Using If You Give a Mouse a Cookie we explored the terms fiction and non-fiction by sorting pictures of silly mice and real mice.