Saturday, November 9, 2013

Weekly Wrap Up

This week we learned about voting and Veteran's Day.

We learned about the president, and the kids wrote a sentence about what a president does. On Tuesday, we read 2 different stories - Grace for President and Duck for President. The kids got to vote for their favorite. Grace won! On Wednesday, we voted for our favorite snack - after we tried both, of course! Chips won soundly over popcorn. You should have seen a recording sheet come home in their folders that we did with that.

We also started learning about Veteran's Day and talking about what soldiers do. We did a Give Me Three activity where we chose words from our brainstorming and learning that made sense with the category.

On Thursday, we wrote thank you notes to a soldier! I have a friend in the air force, so we worked really hard to make him some notes, and I sent them to him! They wrote things like "You protect us," "You keep us safe," and "You are brave."

On Monday, if you have anything you wanted your child to bring about a Veteran in your family to share with the class, please remember to send it in! After we wrap up our study about Veteran's Day we are starting to learn about the history of Thanksgiving. That would be a great conversation to have with your child as well as talking with them about what it means to be thankful!

Next week, our letters are B and N. Our sight words are with, me, she, and all. In math, we are working on breaking numbers down into pairs. This is called decomposing a number. That means we look at the number 4 and say we can make that with 3 and 1, 2 and 2, and 1 and 3. It is a brand new concept, but they are getting the hang of it! You will have a math homework sheet come home on Monday that looks at this concept as well.

Upcoming Dates
  • Wednesday, November 13 - Scholastic Book Orders Due
  • Wednesday, November 13 - Early Release, 1:30
  • Monday, November 25-Tuesday, November 26 - No School, Parent Teacher Conferences (If you have not returned your form, please do so as soon as you can!)
  • Wednesday, November 27-Friday, November 29 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
  • Send in any boxtops you have. Currently, our class is winning! Keep up the great work!
  • We are outside about 45 minutes a day for recess. If the temperature is less than 60, students need to have a coat. We go outside as long as it is not raining and the windchill is more than 20. 
Have a great week!
:) Miss McPheron

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