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Important Dates

January 15th- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (School closed)

January 17th- Class Trip to American Museum of Natural History

Save the Date!

January 15th- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (School closed)

January 17th- Class Trip to American Museum of Natural History

December Newsletter

Dear K210 Families,

Can you believe its December?  K210 has done some amazing work over the last month. Since we are still in full Butterfly Mode, we have been working hard to learn more about butterflies. So far, we’ve watched our butterflies emerge from their chrysalises and will begin to identify their body parts. We even learned and observed them meeting and mating. How cool is that? This month we will begin learning more about Luna Moths! Last week our Luna Moth cocoons arrived and we are patiently waiting to meet them. Lepidopterist can also be writers who teach people all about what they have learned. Since we are such amazing lepidopterist, we are beginning to write facts that we have learned about butterflies. Soon enough we will place all of these facts into a book that will teach someone else all about butterflies. We can’t wait to finish our butterfly books and read them to you! Among these exciting events, here are a few more highlights of the month:

  • We published new stories!
  • We learned the Sight Words “see”, “go”, “so, “no”, “in”, “an”, “on”, “have”, “can”.
  • We are learning the letters v, w, y, x, z and qu, as well as their corresponding sounds.
  • We wrote compliments and stories with our families on Family Thursday,
  • We will learn how to use our Reading Toolbox to help us become better readers.
  • We will learn about Non-Fiction books, as well as their features and will begin to write our own books about butterflies.

This month has been filled with exciting events. We can’t wait to continue on this awesome adventure.

Best,

Camille

Guess what we are learning?

This month in reading…

We started discussing why we read books. What is the purpose of reading? As a class we charted ideas and determined that we read books for the following reasons:

  • “because we want to learn”- Jojo
  • “to learn words”- Jaylon
  • “to make our brains smarter”- Catherine
  • “to make ourselves smarter”- Max S.
  • “so we can learn to sound out words”- Vered
  • “because its fun”- Camille

During this month, we will learn how to become better readers and use the Reading Toolbox. Our Reading Toolbox is filled with great reading strategies like Picture Walk, Move left to right, Mouth & Picture and more to come. Soon students will get their own Reading Toolbox bookmark to take home daily and practice these reading strategies at home.

This month in writing…

We are learning how to write like lepidopterist. This means learning how to write facts, like the ones we have learned about in the butterfly non-fiction books we have been reading. We will also learn how to identify the text features within non-fiction books so we can incorporate them within our own books. We can’t wait for you to read them!

This month in math…

We have wrapped up counting. After discussing ways to count efficiently and accurately, since that is what great mathematicians do, we practiced using these strategies while playing math games. This month we will learn how to play Just Right Games. Just Right Games, allow students to work with their math partner and practice math games that have been created based on their level. Some students receive math challenges, which push their mathematical thinking and encourages partnerships to push each other in order to complete the challenge.

This month…

  • We will learn the letters v, w, x, y, z, and qu as well as the corresponding sounds. We will also review the letters we have learned.
  • Sight Words we are learning up, am, all, ball, be, he.
  • We are lepidopterist! As our class learns more about Luna moths and their lifecycles. We also observe how they change and learn vocabulary to describe what we see.

Save the Date!

November 7th – Election Day (School closed to students)

November 14th- Report Cards go home

November 16th- Half Day and Parent Teacher Conferences

November 23-24- Thanksgiving Recess (No school)

November 30th- FAMILY THURSDAY!!

November Newsletter

Dear K210 Families,

We are finally in November! Our class is in full Butterfly Mode as we continue to learn more about butterflies and their life cycles. This month our Painted Lady eggs and caterpillars will arrive and we will begin our class observations. We are beginning to learn how to be lepidopterist (someone who studies butterflies) and use special tools that will help us learn more about them. Among these exciting events, here are a few more highlights of the month:

  • We will have our first conferences!
  • We learned how to be a Storyteller.
  • We learned the Sight Words “you”, “A/a” “the” and “at”.
  • We learned the letters i, u, c, o, g, a, d, s, e, and r , as well as their corresponding sounds.
  • We finished our Pattern Unit in math.
  • We had our first Family Friday.
  • We learned how to do Flower Power and solve problems with our friends.

This month has been filled with exciting events. I can’t wait to continue on this awesome adventure.

Best,

Camille

 

Guess what we are learning?

This month in reading…

We have been practicing retelling stories through the use of Five Finger Retell. Five Finger Retell pushes students to recall story elements such as characters, setting, beginning, middle and end. By reading Big Books together, we can act out scenes, retell the story to a partner, and even write our own alternate ending to the books. Soon we will learn how to give characters voices as we continue to practice retelling.

This month in writing…

We are still learning how to become storytellers. We have learned how to put on our storyteller backpacks full of stories we know, a nice talking voice and our imagination. Now that we have published our first stories, we will begin to learn how to use writing tools such as, stretching the word, using the Word Wall, and using our ABC Chart or line. By learning how to use these writing strategies, we will learn to become stronger writer’s and really make our work “POP”. We can’t wait to share them with you.

This month in math…

As we wrapped up our Pattern Unit, we are jumping into Counting and Partner Games. As a class we will discuss the best strategies for counting objects. We will also learn to write the numbers 1-10 with the help of the numeral song. Once we start partner games, students will learn how to take turns and work as a team to beat/finish the game. These games and counting strategies will continue to help us grow as mathematicians.

This month…

  • We will learn the letters p,j,l,h, and k as well as the corresponding sounds. We will also review the letters we have learned.
  • Sight Words we are learning go, so, no, in, an, on.
  • We will continue to practice Flower Power to learn ways to solve conflicts with our friends.
  • We are lepidopterist! As our class learns more about butterflies and their life cycles. We will also observe how they change and learn vocabulary to describe what we see.

October Events

Save the Dates!

October 9th- Columbus Day (school closed)

October 11th– Vision Screening

October 19th– Picture Day

October 27th – Family Friday at 8:50AM

October 31st– Halloween Parade

October Newsletter 2017

Dear K210 Families,

So much has happened this last month! Not only did we being our journey together as a class, but we also learned the rules of Peck Slip School and we are continuing to practice them everyday. We also explored different math manipulatives and discovered the different ways we can use them in math. As our class continues to learn and grow, we will continue to learn to become independent and learn how to work in small groups. These small groups will give me a chance to work with every student and get to know them individually as learners. Among these exciting events, here are a few more highlights of the month:

  • We have completed a month of school!
  • Bill Gordh came to visit our classroom.
  • We had our first fire drill.
  • We received class jobs.
  • We learned the Sight Words “I”, “love”, “me”, “is” and “like”.
  • We learned the letters t, b, f, m, n, and u, as well as their corresponding sounds.
  • We practiced reading in our “Reading Bubbles” (a quiet independent reading time) and Partner Reading (reading one book with a partner).
  • We discussed the different types of families everyone has.

This month has been filled with exciting events. We can’t wait to continue on this awesome adventure.

Best,

Camille

Guess what we are learning?

This month in reading…

We will continue to practice Reading Bubble and Partner Reading. We will also learn how to take a Picture Walks (looking at the pictures of the book), and the terms characters and setting. Now that we have learned a few sight words, families can begin making sight words books at home!

This month in writing…

While we are still practicing the routines of writing, students are learning what writers write about. Each student has learned to write about what they know, love and something that has happened to them. This month we are learning how to become Storytellers. Storytellers create stories that are real or made up and are used to entertain the readers or listeners. We are learning how to create these stories and drawing the pictures to match. Soon we will start expanding on those stories and learn to add labels and words.

 

This month in math…

We have had the best time learning how to use math manipulatives such as snap cubes, pattern blocks, colored tiles and counting bears. Now that we have learned how to use all the manipulatives, we have begun to discuss patterns. We have been spending time thinking about what a pattern is and explaining how we know. As we build and create patterns of our own, we are beginning to learn how to record the patterns we make. Soon we will begin to play our first partner game about patterns.

   

This month…

  • We will learn the letters i, j, c, a, g and o as well as the corresponding sounds. We will also review the letters b, t, f, m and
  • Sight Words we are learning it, is, can, the, you, a.
  • We will practice Flower Power and learn how to resolve conflicts with friends.