Monday, February 22, 2016

February 22-26, 2016 Week 24

Thanks to all our followers for keeping up with us.  I want to say hello to Ms. Terri, I was excited to see that you were reading our blog and thanks for the comment!  I miss you at CES!  :)

This week we are reading a new version of Cinderella.  It is fun to see fairy tales changed up a little bit.  We compared the new story to the original version and found some comparisons and differences.  Our reading skills this week are to blend and read words with vowel digraph long "ea" sound; discuss and identify the "theme" of a story.  (We talked about the theme is the big idea of the story); compound words; adjectives; and  saxon phonics.  

In Math we will continue to identify money, and learn the value of a set of like and mixed coins such as pennies. nickels, dimes, and quarters.  We are learning to count money by a method called "hairy money."  If we are doing an activity sheet then the students will draw hairs on the money...for example a nickel = 1 hair, a dime = 2 hairs, a quarter = 5 hairs and a penny= 1 dot.  Each hair represents 5 cents and one dot represents 1 cent.  We are in the early stages of learning this method but ask your child about it.  "HAIRY MONEY"

In Science we are exploring Objects in the Sky. We will learn facts about the sun, moon, and stars.

In Social Studies we discuss the natural characteristics of the environment such as landforms, mountains, valleys, etc.

Upcoming Events...
February 23 ~ Box Tops Due
February 26 ~ No School/ Staff Development
March 2 ~ Read Across America Day
March 8 ~ Open House at 5:30-6:30
March 14-18 ~ Spring Break
March 22 ~ Kona Ice Snowcones

Congrats to Sam and Kaede for earning AR shirts!  Sam earned 50 points for a gold shirt and Kaede earned 25 for a blue AR shirt!  Bravo guys I am so proud of you!  

           Aubrey was honored at TAMU for                  being an outstanding student!

Creating a map of the seven continents and labeling the four cardinal directions!

                        Kaede did an outstanding job creating her map!

                                       Figuring out the value of coins!  $$$

                                                        Yea I've got this! 

                 Roland was thinking and getting ready to work!

                            T'Annie and Levi focused and working hard!

                              I love it when my students ask to read to the class!
                            Thanks Elias!  You did a super job!

 Levi coding a Saxon Phonics word!  
Way to go coding that soft "c" word!

Thanks for visiting! 
Come back to see us next week.  See you then!  :)

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