On Wednesday, March 2, our Johnson School students, along with thousands of other students across the nation, participated in Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Community readers from all aspects of Nahant’s life came to the Johnson School to read to our students Preschool through grade 6. Our class’ reader was Jeff Chalgren, Nahant’s Town Administrator. I’m pretty sure he has not had as memorable a meeting to start off his day in quite awhile! Jeff chose to read, Are You My Mother?, a childhood favorite of his. Thank you for visiting our class and sharing the love of reading!
This week we have been reading or re-reading our Dr. Seuss favorites. Children have enjoyed the silly story lines and the rhythm of the rhymes. We learned about opinions, and wrote about our favorite Dr. Seuss titles. With all this rhyming, there was continued instruction in how to tap out words and how to spell simple word families. This is a fun thing to practice at home. Have your child write or think or stamp or show all the rhymes for “at” or “in” or “an.” They will love to show you all their word-knowledge!
This week we have also been finishing up unit five in math and I have been assessing the children in their math skills for our mid year assessment. Just a reminder, Term 2 report cards come home on Friday, March 11.