On Friday we enjoyed a visit by the NE Aquarium. Using guided imagery, a child-size costume and live animals, students explored and interacted with local tidepool animals while learning basic biology and anatomy. The children really enjoyed the presentation and especially liked touching the animals.
Literacy: The children are reading books in their folders. (on Wednesday many students even read to their 5th grade Buddies!) We are writing all about our terrariums. In handwriting we are trying to get as much practice as possible with lowercase letters in our daily work. Our sight word knowledge is going and we are using these words in our writing as well. Our Making Meaning journals are almost completed for the year as well.
Math: This week we worked on the concept of building teen numbers. Ten frames are being used to show that the teen numbers are one filled ten frame and some more. Through games we are also building our knowledge of number facts to 5.
Open Circle: We continue to apply the “traffic light” model to solve our school problems.
Upcoming Safety Assembly on May 24th: This week we continue to work on our song, we did some video taping on the playground, and wrote and illustrated playground safety rules.
Science: We added pill bugs and darkling beetles to our terrariums.
Here are some upcoming dates:
- Friday, May 24 (10:00) Grade 5-Fundraiser and Kindergarten-Safety Assembly (parents are invited to watch)
- Tuesday, June 4 (in a.m. ) Field Day (raindate June 11)
- Wednesday., June 12 (2:30pm) Mrs. Ellis’ Class Celebration (save the date…. more info TBA)
- Friday, June 21 Last Day of School – Spirit Dress Up Day! (No assembly and EARLY RELEASE)