Saturday, February 6, 2016

Weekly Update

We did a lot of fun activities this week!
First, we learned about groundhogs and talked about Groundhog Day. We made predictions about if the groundhog would see his shadow.
We also learned about shadows and did a craft to show a groundhog's shadow.

We learned about matter this week. We learned about the three states: solid, liquid, and gas. We did some experiments to see matter change states. On Thursday, we put hot water in a jar, added a plate for a lid and put ice on top. We could watch the ice melt but also see condensation forming inside the jar.

On Friday, we watched to see how frozen water bottles would melt. We had a plain bottle, a bottle with salt water, and a bottle we place in a bucket of hot water. The one in the hot water melted the fastest! It was fun to use the scientific method and get to observe matter changing!

We are continuing to work with decodable words. We are using blends, but also matching sounds with letters. We do this when we read books, but we also used letter tiles to build some words this week.
We began addition on Friday, and will be working on it the next couple weeks. Eventually, you will see some flashcards get added to their folders to go home and come back each night. Before we reach that point, we need a solid understanding of it with objects and pictures.

We have a full week coming up! On Wednesday, we will be going to Union School for an assembly to watch a jump rope team. Thursday is the hundredth day of school. Friday is our Valentine's Day Party. If you want to send in cards, I ask that you send one for everyone and that you don't address names on them (it's easier to pass out cards without names). If you want to bring a decorated box, we will be doing a school wide walk through to see everyone's boxes. If you don't make a box, I have bags your child can use!

This week, East School raised $1200 for our Change for Matthew fundraiser! We still have another week of the coin drive. Thursday will be pajama day for 50 cents. We will have another bake sale Friday for 25 cents. Thank you for your generosity and teaching your kids to be generous! They have such big hearts!

If you have any questions about anything, please let me know!
:) Miss McPheron

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