Saturday, April 14, 2018

Planting Week Wrap Up

The highlight of our week was planting seeds! My dad is a horticulturist, so he came to teach us a little bit more about plants and help us plant marigold seeds.

We were excited and a little surprised when our sprouts came up by Friday! The seed packet said 5-7 days so 3 days was a bonus!
We learned about the sounds -ed makes at the end of a verb. Students did a great job adding the suffix!
I was at Kindergarten Screening on Thursday and Friday this week.
In Math, we will wrap up subtraction next week, then start decomposing teen numbers into groups of 10 and extra ones. In Science and Social Studies, we are going to learn about ways to take care of our world as Earth Day approaches.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, we will be taking our end of the year i-Ready assessments. Please encourage your student to their best, as this shows us how much they have grown since school started. I'm excited to see how they do!
Miss Gile's last day will be Tuesday. She has put a lot of work into her student teaching experience, and we wish her well!
Have a great weekend!
:) Mrs. Steinman

Friday, April 6, 2018

Weekly Wrap Up

We worked on a lot this week!
In Math, we are working on subtraction. We can use objects and pictures to tell subtraction stories, and worked with the symbols - and = to start writing number sentences this week. We made candy jars to practice making stories. The kids each made their own story and filled in the story to match!

In Science, we are learning about plants. We started out by exploring with some real plants and thinking about what we noticed and what made us curious.

We talked about the parts of the plant and the function of each part.
We also talked about what plants need. Next week, we are going to do some planting to watch how a plant grows and changes.

The highlight of our week was our field trip the Ritz Theatre! We read Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny to prepare! It was awesome to see the stories come to life with puppets on the stage! It was also really fun when the students recognized parts of the story as they were presented in the performance. We made the windows from Goodnight Moon.
Here's a peek at what the set looked like for each story!

A big thank you to the PTO for paying for our trip and our t-shirts that we wore today! It was hard to get the kids faces in this picture, so here is both of the pictures we took before the show!
Have a wonderful weekend!
:) Mrs. Steinman

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Weekly Wrap Up

Our week was full with extra program practices, program performances, snow, and the Easter Egg Hunt!
A big thank you goes to the PTO for organizing the Egg Hunt for the school! Also, thanks to any parents who sent in candy. Each student was able to take home a bag filled with treats. 

On Friday afternoon, we completed a STEM challenge with our 3rd grade reading buddies. Our task was to create a nest for a peep in a tree. Students used cups, toothpicks, pipe cleaners, and linking cubes to build their nest.

The FFA visited our school for an event with first grade. A turkey came strutting down the hallway to visit us! It was so cool to have a real turkey in our room, and make connections back to what we learned in November! He kept moving, so most of my pictures were blurry.

Have a wonderful spring break! Classes resume April 3, and we will have library that day.
:) Mrs. Steinman