Next week begins the Read-a-thon for Read Across America week, plus we have some spirit days:
Monday 3/1-wear your favorite hat
Tuesday 3/2-wear green
Wednesday 3/3-wear crazy socks
Thursday 3/4-Kids at Work Day: Dress as a “worker” from a job you are interested in.
Friday 3/5-Early Dismissal for K-AM/ PJ Day
February has been a busy month: 100th Day, Valentine’s Day, learning about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln for President’s Day, and Dental Health Month. This week we learned about different figures for Black History Month. Bill “Bojangles” Robinson helped us with our -ap words as we watched him tap. I brought in my tap shoes to show, which of course prompted them to say, “Put them on for us!” We listened to the story Rap a Tap Tap: Here’s Bojangles Think of That! We also listened to jazz music by Duke Ellington, opera singing by Marian Anderson, and poetry today by Langston Hughes.
We have been busy blending, reading, and writing CVC words. We also focused on word families -ap, -at, -an, and -ag.
We listened to the story Almost Time, about a character waiting for the sap to be ready for making maple syrup, and waiting for his tooth to come out. Students made a connection to a time when they were waiting, or are waiting (maybe impatiently!) for something. Some vocabulary from the story included sap, tapping, sugaring, and boiling.
In math we are working on subtraction, discussing take away, minus, and how many are left.
Have a wonderful weekend!