THANK YOU so very much for the tickets to "Top Chef" in Wilson. I'm so excited to eat some delicious food and be apart of the Wilson Parent Teacher Fundraiser. The kids were thrilled to sign the card and give me this wonderful gift. I simply adore your children and love my job!
Sick kids? We had four children out today and one of our teachers is sick too. Please rest up before coming back to school. I can always send home reading, writing and math assignments home. Thanks!
ACES ( All Children Exercising Simultaneously) Wednesday May 4th• This program kicks off the month of May which is National Physical Fitness and Sport month. Children all over the world participate. They call this the worlds largest exercise class. "Project ACES aims to educate children about the importance of lifelong fitness and to end the negative stereotypes that children are physically unfit. Project ACES makes fitness fun!!" (Len Suanders, founder of ACES)
***Dismissal times on wednesday May 4th in the afternoon:
2:30- K and 1st graders will walk and or jog with their teachers and a few helpers toward Stilson on the bike path. Everyone should be back to the playground about 3:00. There will be a teacher on duty as kids arrive.
Reminders for students: Bikers and rollerbladers must wear a helmet!!Bring appropriate clothing for cold weather. Gloves, rain coat, thin hat under helmet!Do a mechanical check of your tires, gears and chain with a parent and a test ride. Bring a Water Bottle!!WEar PE shoes!Parents are welcome to join us!Should be fun if it's not raining or snowing!! If the weather is terrible there will not be a make up!! Oh how I hope we get some sunshine!
In Reading we will learn how to:
Pick just right books. Mrs. Epstein was in our class today and taught a lesson on picking just right books. I taught this at the beginning of the year and we took the afternoon to review it as well as do some book shopping. Children are learning what an IPICK book is.
I: I chose the book.
P: Purpose. What is my purpose?
I: Interest. Am I interested in this book?
C: Do I understand what I read?
K: Know most of the words. Can I read almost every word? (We learned the three finger rule today. If your child is stuck on three words on one page the book is too difficult for them to independently read.)
Reading Homework for the week: Your child may read books from school or at home but they need to be a good fit book. Every night (Monday-Thursday) they should read to your or on their own for 20 minutes. We have built up our stamina to 25 minutes so every child should be able to do this. We are also working on fluency. This means that your child should read each page in their book twice before moving on.
In Math we will learn how to:
· Count forward and backward by 1s and 10s using a number grid.
· Identify the values of digits in a 2-digit number.
· Solve number grid puzzles
· Explain strategies used to solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of 2 digit by 2 digit numbers.
· Tell, write, and solve number stories.
· Use standard measuring tools to measure length to the nearest inch.
· Use non-standard tools to estimate capacity.
· Draw plane shapes.
· Complete line-symmetric designs.
· Divide shapes into fractional parts.
· Model fraction parts of a region.
· Identify halves and fourths.
· Identify equivalent names for fractional parts of a region.
In Writing Workshop we will learn how to:
- Show what we are feeling instead of telling.
- Hear the voices of poetry
- Write a class poem
- We we also do hand strengthening activities that will help us with our handwriting.
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