February 10, 2017

Hello 110 Families,

We got a lot of learning in this week. We wrote a lot about the differences between solids and liquids.  We introduced editing of our writing, and we are looking forward to sharing it with you at conferences. 

We are at the end of our child protection safety classes.  We have one more to go.  We have covered things like seatbelts, guns and fire and what to do in unsafe situations.  This week we talked about safe and unsafe touch which was a little more of an uncomfortable subject but everyone was respectful and mature about it.  I was really proud of them. I wanted to let you know in case you want to discuss it with your child as well or if they have been talking about it, you know where it came from.

A few students have not been bringing appropriate shoes for gym class.  There are a few pairs of shoes for them to share in the gym, but changing into them cuts into their gym time.

Report cards went home in Friday folders.

Conferences: Conferences are Thursday the 16th from 3:30-7:30 and Friday the 17th from 7:30 – 3:30.  If you have a time you would like to meet just email us or you can sign up outside our classroom door.

Because of conferences there will be no school on Friday.

Have a great weekend,
Rachel Herder and Alex Schluender

Next week:

Sharing –
Monday – Jihan
Tuesday - Jordan
Wednesday – Joslyn
Thursday – Alex
Friday – No School

Centers –

Monday – Gym
Tuesday – Art
Wednesday – Music
Thursday – Gym
Friday – No School

What we’re doing in:

Reading: We are identifying and using text features. This includes making predictions using the contents page, reading dialogue and punctuation, and noticing changes in the print.  Reading groups are working on level-appropriate comprehension and word-decoding.

Math: We are working on place value and thinking about strategies we use when putting together and taking apart numbers to solve problems. We are using our number line to develop strategies for jumping forward and backward from a number. We have been working on place value for many months. Place value is critical for later math learning, so we are working to cement this concept.

Science: We will be exploring solids and liquids through experimentation and observation. The scientists will be recording their learning in their science notebook.

·      Fridays are tie-dye Fridays and students are encouraged to where tie dye to show Marcy Pride.
·      Please check your child’s Friday folder every week.
·      No toys at school.