I hope that everyone is enjoying our mid-winter break in spite of all of the rain that we have had. I totally forgot to upload my last newsletter before the break. I did want to remind you to please send in your field trip permission slip as soon as possible after the break. I also wanted to remind you that there is a link on the top of my blog to help your child practice their sight words.
Each class was asked to decorate our door to celebrate Black History Month. Our class learned about Katherine Johnson a mathematician who worked for NASA. She calculated the angles and directions that numerous rockets and space shuttles needed to take to be able to complete their mission and return to earth. We created a video about Katherine and placed the link on our door so that visitors would have the opportunity to learn about her as well.
Enjoy the rest of your break.
News From Room 105
Our state groundhog General Beauregard Lee will come out of his burrow tomorrow to see if winter will be with us for a while more or if spring is on its way! We learned about Groundhogs Day and made a donut groundhog for a snack today in the classroom.
We continue to work hard in our classroom to learn all of our Kindergarten skills. The students are doing great with their sight words. Please keep working on this skill with them at home since they will need to know 50 sight words by the end of the third nine week period. Progress Reports will be sent home on February 11th.
On Thursday, February 14, we will exchange valentines in our class. If your child wishes to participate, have him or her write his/her name on the back of each valentine. This way the children will know who the valentine is from. You will find a letter that includes the student’s names in your child’s folders.
We have been working on rhyming this week. We will continue to work on rhyming next week as well as working on our word families. We will also continue to work on our sight words and writing.
We have been working on addition this week. We have been counting objects and using pictures to help us add. We will continue to work on addition next week.
Integrated Studies: We worked on a unit about rocks and soil this week. The students rotated to different classrooms to learn about different rocks and soil. We used our five senses to explore objects around us. We also learned about Groundhogs Day this week. We will start a new unit on Presidents Day next week.
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Cassidy, Mrs. Perry and Mrs. Palmer