Special Events: Field Trip to the Outdoor Discovery Center and Huizenga Park
We had a wonderful time on our field trip. The students learned a lot about different plants and animals at the Outdoor Discovery Center and enjoyed a picnic lunch and play time at Huizenga Park! A HUGE “Thank You” to all of our parent and grandparent chaperones. We couldn’t have done this without your help.
MATH: The students completed their final math test this week. They did fantastic! I will be sending these home with your child next week. We will continue to review and practice all of the math skills learned this year during the next few weeks.
DAILY 3: We continue to alternate our days when some of us work in guided reading groups and the rest of us have a Daily 3 choice. During this choice time, students are either choosing to read to self, listen to reading, or word work. The students are doing wonderful! I am so proud of all my READERS! We all have come so far and continue to keep growing!
WRITING WORKSHOP: The students are learning about opinions. We talked about how opinions create strong feelings – good or bad – and its okay to think differently than your friends. The most important part of having an opinion is being able to explain why you feel the way you do. We worked on giving our opinions about different books we read this week and provided reasons from the story to support our opinions! The students also learned the proper format of a letter and had a chance to write me a letter sharing their opinion about the book, Froggy’s Sleepover. We will continue writing opinion letters in the upcoming weeks.
SCIENCE: We learned more about plants and animals this week. It was neat to see the students share what they’ve learned in the classroom with our tour guide at the Outdoor Discovery Center! It was definitely a proud teacher moment for me!
REMINDERS AND INFORMATION:
*Popcorn words for this week were: “have”, “on”, “of”. The kindergarteners are doing an amazing job of recognizing their popcorn (sight) words.
*We had a change in our library time this week. We went to the library on Friday. Enjoy your child’s book and return it to school. We only have one more week of library.
* Mark your calendars for summer library! This will be on Tuesday mornings during the summer. The students will be able to check out a good fit book and a picture book of their choice each Tuesday morning!
*We are done with our math homework for the year. Thanks for supporting your child with his/her math homework all year! The kiddos did great!
Enjoy this Mother’s Day weekend!
~ Mrs. Iwema