Welcome back! We hope you enjoyed your week long break with family and friends. We are excited to get back into our World Discovery Unit by learning about different cultures. Each student completed a map of China before Break. Now we will focus on the Lunar New Year as a traditional holiday celebrated throughout the continent of Asia. We held a Valentine's Day Celebration with a card exchange and sweet treats. Thank you to our Room Moms for providing the nut-free treats.
During Math Time we celebrated the hundredth day of school by creating collections of 100 objects and doing other activities related to 100. We are also regrouping (borrowing & carrying) when adding and subtracting three digit numbers. We have introduced bar models as tools to compare numbers when solving problems.
Reading circles, journal writing and learning the different patterns for spelling long vowel words through word studies and word sorts keeps us busy during our Language Arts time. This week we have focused on long 'ee' and 'ea' words.
We continue to write
friendly letters to our Super Star on a weekly basis. This is a fun and special way to honor each class member's uniqueness. Our most recent Super Stars have been June, Sam H., Kelsey, and Madeleine. It is a joy to have the Super Stars share more about themselves and so enjoyable for students to appreciate them through letter writing.
We look forward to seeing you at the
end of second-trimester conferences on
March 23rd and 24th
. Please follow the link below to sign up.