What We’re Learning
Reading: This week we will continue reading fiction selections about animals, including a folktale and two rhymes. We will look at language patterns used by the authors that add meaning to the story. We will review what nouns are, and we’ll learn that verbs are action words.
Writing: Since it’s been a couple of weeks since we’ve had Writer’s Workshop, we’ll spend time this week reviewing expectations and procedures and work at building our writing stamina again. We are beginning a unit on writing informational text. The purpose of informational text is to teach something, whereas narrative text tells a story. We’ll brainstorm ideas for writing by thinking about things we know a lot about.
Math: The rest of the year will focus mainly on addition and subtraction. Addition will be introduced in the context of number stories this week. Later in the week we will learn the meaning of the plus sign and equal sign and will learn to represent addition with numbers and pictures as well as objects.
Science: Our worm bin is going crazy! We have lots of worms now, and they are eating fruit and vegetable scraps at a pace that’s pretty amazing! It has been several weeks since the kids have been able to dig around in the bin and observe the worms, so we’ll set aside some time this week to dig in and get dirty! J
Things to Work On
· Counting objects into groups of 10, and then counting by 10s.
· Counting to 100 by ones and tens.
· Read, read, read!!
Wednesday, April 16: Public meeting to explore middle school configuration, 5 p.m., high school commons.
Thursday, April 24: Child Find developmental screenings, 3-4 p.m.; call the school for appointments/more information.
Monday-Friday, April 28-May 2: Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by PTO, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. in the library.
It looks like spring might be here for real! As the weather warms up, kids often need a coat in the morning but not later in the day. We get a lot of coats left on the playground that end up in the lost and found. It is very helpful if your child’s name is inside his/her coat, so if it’s left outside it can be returned to its owner.