Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cinco de Mayo and Pizza

We had a fun week! On Monday, we did some different activities for Cinco de Mayo. We read Skippy Jon Jones, learned a little about Mexico and made our own mariachis. In math, we practiced our addition and subtraction facts - Cinco de Mayo themed of course! I loved seeing the different strategies to solve. Some used their fingers, some know them fluently, and some were using number lines at their seats.

To make the mariachis, we had to read simple sentences and follow directions.

In preparation for our field trip to Dominos Pizza, we learned about pizza! We read several different books and worked on sequencing from the books we read. We read an informational book called Let's Make Some Pizza, and then wrote about how to make a pizza. We also read fiction books Hi Pizza Man and The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza. Their comprehension of stories is improving so much! We were able to complete a story map that included the characters, setting, and plot after reading. We also made a pizza glyph, where the different toppings represented the answer to different questions. We analyzed our data after by creating a graph for each question.

We also practiced recognizing sets and counting by using some new dice that spin to color in 100 pepperoni!

The highlight of our week was going to Dominos! The people at Dominos Pizza did an awesome job with your kids! Each child got to make their own pizza and eat it. If your family likes pizza, show some love to Dominos to show your thanks! Also a huge thanks goes to the PTO at East for covering the cost for all students!

 Here we are in the freezer - they were so cold and wouldn't stand still for a picture!

We only have a couple weeks left of school! Next week, we are focusing on the story of the Three Little Pigs, and will be looking at lots of different version to compare and contrast.

Upcoming Dates:
  • Wednesday, May 15 - Scholastic Book Orders Due (you can order online, code is LDH7X, or send the order to school)
  • Friday, May 24 - Walk to Star Theater for a movie (whole school) - Please wear tennis shoes
  • Monday, May 27 - No School
  • Tuesday, May 28 - Field Day - Please wear tennis shoes
  • Wednesday, May 29 - Awards Day 8:30 - parents welcome at 8:30, then back to the classroom for special kindergarten awards
  • Thursday, May 30 - Last day of school, early release 12:45, lunch provided by PTO

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