Although it feels like winter outside, we are still going to embrace spring! One way we will do that is by having our Easter Egg hunt on Friday afternoon at 12:00! If you haven’t been able to send in 12 plastic eggs with a treat inside, please try to do so by Thursday. Please remember not to put chocolate treats inside (it will melt) or anything with nuts. Also, I need some parent volunteers to come early and hide the eggs. If you would be interested, please email me and let me know.
In Reader’s Workshop we are learning about what avid readers do. We have discussed how avid readers LOVE reading and they respond to to texts by trying to understand what the characters are feeling in their books to help them better understand the plot of the book.
We have begun our new writing unit, opinion writing. We began the week by talking about how we can make the world a better place through our writing. First, we pick a problem we are seeing, next, we think about how the problem could be solved, and finally we think of a way we can write to persuade other people to help solve that problem (by making a sign, a petition, a book, or a letter).
In math, we are learning all about the number ten. This week we will be adding and subtracting numbers within 10 through story problems, centers, and number sentences.
Finally, we are wrapping up our social studies unit on the Statue of Liberty. We have had so much fun learning about how the majestic symbol of freedom was designed, created, and built in France. The Kinders were amazed at the fact that the French, after putting it together, had to take it apart, pack it in crates, put the crates on a ship, and carried it over to New York City where it had to be put back together again.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week and I hope to see you all for the egg hunt on Friday!
The remaining sight words for the year are:
an, as, day, down, find, had, her, if, all, but, did, jump, made, many, may, more, of, out, so, that, get, into, their, then, about, could, each, from, his, long, number, other, part, some, them, use, were, which, word, your, oil, water, over, they