February

posted Feb 2, 2017, 10:24 AM by Angela Bishop
Wow! It's February ALREADY! Can you believe it?! This year is moving along TOO quickly. I am trying a new format this month for our newsletter, as you will see below. My hope has always been to share with you what your child will be doing at school in a clear, reader friendly way, without losing the warm and fuzzy of kindergarten and first grade! 

Academics: 
 Math Reading Writing Phonics Science  Social Studies 
 * Count and represent
   numbers to 100

 * Measurement

 * 10s and 1s

 * Time

 * Skip counting by
   10s, 5s, and 2s

 * Calendar

 * High frequency
   words

 * Guided Reading
   Instruction 

 * Read alouds 

 * Spelling words


 * Informational writing

 * Rubrics

 * Publish

 * Author's Chair

 
 * blend syllables

 * hear and write first
   and last sounds

 * make words with -ay

 * number words

 * recognize long and
   short vowel sounds
   (a, e, i, o, u)

 * make plurals

 * Adding -s and -ing 
 * Seasonal changes * Create maps

 * Map features



* As well as, Spanish, Art, P.E., Music, and Library

Stories:
 * Substitute Groundhog
 * Wake up, Groundhog!
 * There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Rose
 * There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow!
 * Sort by SHAPE
 * Love, Ruby Valentine
 * Punctuation Celebration
 * More, Fewer, Less
 * Maps and Our World
 * Bean Thirteen 
 * The Best Bug Parade
 * Me On the Map
 * How Tall? 
 * Maps and Symbols
 * Ince by Inch

On the Calendar:
 February 2: Groundhog Day
                       Community meeting
February 9: Guest speaker (K-3, 4-5, 6-8)
 February 14: Valentine's Day
 February 16: 100th day of school (may change)
 February 17: Early release
                          POD activity
 February 20-24: Vacation

Special Events: 
February 1 & 2: Groundhog day crafts and activities
February 9: Guest speaker 
February 13 & 14: Valentine's Day crafts and activities 
February 16: 100th day of school celebration -- more information will be provided as the day approaches 
February 17: POD activity - Brooklin School students vs. staff basketball game



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