Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Week 29

Welcome to week twenty-nine! This week’s theme is: P is for Pizza, Popcorn and Pi


In music class the first and second grade students have been practicing to perform a special musical called “Getting Down with Mama Goose.” The first and second graders will perform this program, together, on March 28th at 8:45 a.m.  Parents are invited to come to our school that day to watch their students perform.  Some of the second grade students will have speaking parts.  If your student has a speaking part you will receive a separate email.  

Scholastic Book Order were sent home today.  They need to be returned by  Monday, March 18th if you wish to order anything for your child.

Our class book has been submitted to Studentreasures publishing company to get published!  I can no longer accept parent orders for the book.  However, Studentreasures will open up an additional ordering period after the first round of books are published and sent to our class.

Here is a look at what we are learning this week:

Art: Students will continue working on their student directed art projects using mediums such as collage, pastels, paper construction, and water color. We are working together as a class to earn a clay day for cleaning quickly.

ASL:  This week we will learn the ASL signs for the animals we learned in Spanish over the past week.

Dance:  Students will continue studying the different types of movement. 

Health: Learning about the W.H.O. definitions of health.

Math: We will be learning about pictographs.

Music: In music we will be rehearsing for “Getting Down With Mama Goose”

PE: Various games in the gym.

Reading: In reading we will be having guided reading with our leveled books, phonics lessons and fluency practice.

Science: Students will continue to study rocks.

Social Studies: Students will study regions.
Spanish: We will not have Spanish this week as we focus on  ASL.


·     Handwriting: This week will be learning the penmanship of cursive “l,f”
·    Composition: This week we are going to write a special persuasive letter to a St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun to try and convince him to give us some of his gold.  If our letters are persuasive our class might receive a special visit from a leprechaun.

·        Spelling: We are starting a new spelling program!  Students will have an assigned list of words that we will be tested on each Friday.  The list of words we are learning this week focuses on the short “e” sounds.  I have copied the spelling list for this week below.
1.     best
2.     resting
3.     dress
4.     mess
5.     press
6.     kept
7.     crept
8.     cent
9.     sent
10.   when
11.   bend
12.    tent
13.    address
14.     umbrella
15.    leprechaun

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