A Note from Mrs. Elil

The calendar might say that February is the shortest month but we have a lot of exciting events happening and new things to learn in February.

We talk about Groundhog day and Presidents’ Day and learn fun facts about all of these special days. We celebrate 100 Days of School by displaying our special 100 day posters, and visiting every Kindergarten Classroom doing a fun 100 activity. We also hand out our Valentines and have a party for Valentines Day. February is Black History Month and Dental Health Month and we will be talking about these themes as well!

We have taken giant leaps in Readers and Writers Workshops. We are writing great stories with a beginning, middle, ending and lots and lots of details, and we have learned that we can use checklists, vowel  charts, and other revision tools to make our Writing easy to read. We learned that we could activate our Special powers- Pointer Power, Picture Power, Sound Power, Partner Power, Persistence Power, Reread Power, Snap Word Power in Reading and now we are ready to move on to the next unit-Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles. In Fundations we are tapping sounds and blending them together to make CVC words both real and nonsense words, which also come in handy when we try to read books and write our own stories!

In Math after learning the basics of subtraction in Chapter 6 we move on to Chapter 7 where we learn how to represent, count  and write 11-19, and then on to Chapter 8 where we learn to Represent Count and Write 20 and Beyond!

Looking ahead, the first week of March is ‘Read Across America Week’. We will have an Author Visit, Spring Book Fair, BEAR Night, an assembly and Parents can come in to read to our classes. Be on the lookout for more information and sign-up sheets!