Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving Wrap Up

The last two weeks have been very busy with seasonal activities!
We learned about Veterans Day and soldiers. We did some writing about soldiers, and then we sent letters to one of my friends who is a pilot in the Navy.
We have been working on two-dimensional shapes. We made shapes from components using playdoh as vertices and toothpicks as sides.

We learned about the first Thanksgiving and made headdresses that used shapes. We learned some Native American dances and listened to some Native American music.

We also did a project with second grade about the first Thanksgiving. We read the story and made bracelets.

I look forward to seeing you all at conferences. Please be on time, as my conferences are mostly back to back and 15 minutes each. If you have any concerns, this is a perfect time to address those! Thanks for all you do, have a great Thanksgiving!
Miss McPheron

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

This week we learned about election day. We practiced voting and talked about the president. We tasted chips and popcorn and voted for the one we liked the best. We did a data sheet while we counted the votes.

We started learning about veterans this week. There was a note in your folder asking you to send in anything about veterans in your family on Monday if you want. We will share, and we will be writing a note to a current serviceman. We also talked about the different branches of the military and wrote about soldiers this week.
In Math, we are working on 2-dimensional shapes. We've analyzed squares, circles, rectangles, triangles, and hexagons using words like "vertex" and "sides." We compared and contrasted the shapes as well. We also worked on making larger shapes with small shapes. For example, we used 2 triangles to make a square or a bigger triangle. We also used tangrams to figure out how to manipulate the shapes.

We had an evacuation drill on Wednesday. We practiced what to do in the case of an emergency where we need to leave the building. Our safe place is the library, and the kids did beautifully on the walk there! They were calm because we had talked about it before with our other safety procedures.

We have a 2 hour delay scheduled for Tuesday for inservice for teachers. Students need to be at school by 9:55.

Because of the 2 hour delay, we will go to library on Monday. Please return books on Monday so your child can check out a new one.

I am planning to send home scheduled conference times early next week. Each conference is 15 minutes, and I will be sharing how your child is doing currently and discussing their growth with you. I look forward to seeing each of you!

:) Miss McPheron