Monthly Archives: November 2017

Habitats! And Turkeys! 11/13-11/17/2017

This week we are learning about animal habitats in science and the first Thanksgiving in Social Studies. It feels like we are winding up our learning at the first trimester comes to an end. Today was the 50th day of school – where does the time go??

We are having our Term 1 Coffee Chat on Wednesday, November 22 from 7:50 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. in our classroom to see all the work we have done this term. I will be sending out a formal invite tomorrow – but put it on your calendars! You don’t want to miss it!

 

Here’s what we are learning this week:

English Language Arts

  • Fundations Unit 1 Week 9 h, l, k
  • Introducing the “tools of good readers”
  • Writing an opinion

Math

  • Finishing up Unit 3
  • shapes and attributes
  • counting by 10s t0 50
  • number writing

Science

  • Animal Habitats
  • Our first Northeastern University Marine Science Visit

Social Studies

  • History of Thanksgiving
  • Gratitude

 

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Nifty November! 11/1/17-/11/3/17

Children built ramps to see how far an apple could roll.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween last night!

We had a very pleasant and fun day yesterday full of Halloween inspired learning activities. With the help of our room parents, we were able to have our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activities for a Halloween celebration. Children worked cooperatively to build ramps to see how far they could make an apple roll. They also decorated pumpkins and played math number and shape recognition games. In the morning, we  had some spooky literacy centers and read some favorite Halloween stories!

Please note, I know it’s hard to believe, but the end of the first trimester is coming to a close at the end of November. More info on report cards and parent conferences will be coming out soon!

Here’s what we are up to for the rest of the week…

 

 

English/Language Arts

  • Fundations week 8 Ee and Rr
  • Parts of a book (title page, front cover, back cover)
  • Counting words in sentences

Math

  • Number writing 6-10
  • Number comparisons
  • November calendars

Science

  • finishing up pumpkins and seed unit

Social Thinking and Social Studies

  • Expected and Unexpected behaviors
  • What makes a neighborhood?

A Friendly Reminder…no Halloween candy at school!

Thank You!

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