Tuesday, February 16th is the 100th day of school! Don’t forget to send your child with their 100th day super cape project.
Language Arts & Math
This week we read a great book: Tillie y la pared. In this book there is a wall that no one ever questions or notices, except Tillie. Tillie wants to know what’s on the other side of the wall. All the other mice help her to try to climb the wall. When they aren’t able to climb the wall they try to walk around it. They aren’t able to do so. Tillie doesn’t give up. While imagining what could possibly be on the other side she sees a worm and has the idea to dig underneath. At this point in the story we paused and the students did a journal entry where they wrote and illustrated what they thought might be on the other side of that wall. This story was a very fun story for the students in our Perseverance theme.
We did a LOT of math as part of our Valentine celebration. We counted objects from heart boxes and then showed the number in 4 ways. We chose tallies, cubes, tens frames, addition number sentences, subtraction number sentences, or dice.
We used candy hearts to measure lines of different lengths. Candy hearts were also used to graph. The students did a great job with both of these activities.
Social Studies & Science
Whew! What a fun-filled week packed full of learning!
The kindergarteners practiced drawing and cutting out hearts this week in art. They made large and small hearts in different colors, and then combined these with circles and triangles to create some very cute Valentine birds. Happy Valentines Day!