Playing Outside

Playing Outside

February 21, 2012

February 21, 2012

A note from Ms. Poteet…

We had a great time at our Valentine’s Day party.  Thank you for taking the time to help your child with their Valentine cards.  They were so excited to share them with the class. 

Last week, Mrs. Hammons came to our class to teach us about stranger danger. You received a letter from her explaining more about it.  If your children haven’t talked to you already about what they learned, please sit down with your children and engage them in a discussion on this topic.

Currently, we are assessing students on their progress in reading.  It’s so awesome to see how much growth is happening.  It’s obvious that you are taking the time to read with your children nightly.  When you take the time to read with them, it pays off!  I can’t wait to share your child’s growth with you.
Please call the office at 228-2228 to set up a parent-teacher conference on March 1st and March 6th.  If you need an alternative date please just call or e-mail me.  Ms. Tina prefers that you call during quieter times in the office (between 9 and 2 is best).

March 1st is our second picture day.  For these set of photos, the children will have a full length picture, and you can also bring something to be in the picture with you (i.e. a favorite doll, a basketball, etc.).  We will also have a class picture taken, so it’s important that your child be there!  Our pictures will be taken first thing in the morning.

Important Dates this Month:
February 22nd: Early Release Day
February 29th: Progress Reports Go Home
March 1st: Picture Day
March 1st & 6th: Parent-Teacher Conferences

 What are we learning?
Reading Workshop
We are continuing our Story Element unit.  Students are learning about problems and solutions, story sequences, and morals.

Writing Workshop
Poetry Unit!  Students will learn how poets listen to poetry, read several poems, and begin writing their own poems. 

Word Study
This week, we will explore L blends (pl, sl, bl, fl, cl, gl).  We will also learn how to read and write these words that will be added to our Word Wall: put, too, where. Have your child sing you the songs for these words.

Students are practicing counting by 5’s, learning to use a number grid, and learning how to use the “Count On” strategy to solve addition problems. 

Social Studies
This week we are continuing to learn about the United States presidents. 

*Send in a healthy snack and water bottle (with a pull up spout) every day.
* Sign your child’s weekly planner every night!
* Library book due every Friday!

Related Arts Schedule 
Tuesday-Friday: PE

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