Forest Flyer Week

Posted by Christine Frisiras on 1/19/2020

This week is Forest Flyers.  The kids will run Tuesday through Friday.  Charms will be handed out on the following Monday.  

In Reading Workshop, we've been focusing on looking at words from beginning to end to help solve tricky words.  Not just the first letter but all the way to the end of the word.  We also searched our book for blends and for words that had sight words inside of them.  Looking more closely at the text on the page will help with accuracy when reading.

In Math Workshop, we have been working on decomposing a number into two parts by playing a game called Toss the Chips using two-colored counters.  If we're playing with 6 chips, we could get 3 and 3, 2 and 4, 5 and 1, or 0 and 6.  We've also been decomposing our arrangements into 2 or more parts.  Look for those books to be coming home this week.  Being able to decompose numbers quickly and accurately will be helpful with addition and subtraction later.

In Writing Workshop, we are just starting our unit on How-To Writing.  They are using things they know how to do to write what to do in steps.  Talk about some things that they do at home as a possible How-To.  How to brush your teeth, how to set the table, how to get ready for bed, how to feed the dog or cat, how to tie your shoes.  There are so many possibilities!

This week we will be talking about MLK and what he stands for.  We will be starting to look for 100 acts of kindness in our classroom and at home.  We will try to get 100 acts of kindness before Valentine's Day!  I know we can do it!

Upcoming Dates

January 20 - No School - MLK Day

January 21 - 24 - Forest Flyer Week - T-F Run, M (1/27) charms

January 24 - Science Fair Forms due

January 29 & 30 - MAP Testing - 29th - Reading, 30th - Math - Get plenty of sleep and eat a good breakfast this week!

January 31 - Pizza Bingo - 5:30 - 7:30 - Get your pizza order in ASAP!

February 5 - Early Release @ 12:10

February 10 - 14 - Forest Flyer Week M-Th Run, F Charms

February 14 - Friendship Party - Details to come!  

February 17 - No School - Presidents' Day

February 24 - Science projects due

February 27 - Trillium Creek Science Fair Open House

Enjoy the long weekend!


MLKj quote: "The time is always right to do what is right.""The Time is always right to do what is right." -MLKj