This week’s highlights
* Our sharing basket contained a collection of whales, a wheel, and a whisk. Our sight words were “eat,” “brown,” “ten” and “yes.”
* In Science we learned about how plywood is made and made and glued wood strips together to make blocks like our plywood blocks. We also mixed corn starch glue and sawdust to make particle board.
* In the unit on numbers to 100 we worked on skip counting by 10’s, 5’s, and 2’s.
Continue the learning at home
Sweet Porridge: A young girl goes to the woods to pick berries so her family will have food. She meets an old woman who gives her a magical cooking pot. When told to “cook, little pot cook”, it makes wonderful sweet porridge until someone says “stop, little pot stop”. One day the young girl’s mother put the little pot on the fire and said “cook, little pot, cook” and had a bowl of porridge, but she couldn’t remember how to make the little
pot stop and soon porridge was flowing onto the floor and then out the door. The little girl came running home and told the little pot to “stop, little pot, stop” and the porridge stopped. And the whole village brought out their bowls and spoons and ate porridge together.
Coming up next week
* Bring sharing items on Tuesday that start with the letter Ii, our new letter of the week. Our new sight words will be “is,” “how,” “of,” “so,” “may,” & “where”. This is the beginning of learning 6 new sight words each week. To keep up students will need lots of extra practice at home.
* Tuesday we will also have a Valentine’s celebration in the afternoon. You are welcome to send a special snack if you would like.
* Remember next Friday is a snow make up day and we will have school. Kindergarten will be celebrating the 100th day of school that day and have lots of fun activities.
Snack: Olivia Simula
Things to note
* Speaking of 100, the 100th day of school should be Friday February 17th. We will be having a celebration and each student will need to bring a collection of 100 small items from home for counting.
* Valentines lists are came home last week. Addressing their Valentines cards is good writing practice. Homemade Valentines are welcome and doing a few each day sometimes makes it easier for a student to do them by themselves.
Place on your calendar
12 Olivia’s ½ birthday
14 Valentine’s Celebration
16 GMS Library
17 Snow Make-up Day
Ft Vancouver Storytime
100th Day of School
18 Austin’s ½ birthday
20 President’s Day NO SCHOOL
26 Joel’s ½ birthday
28 School Board 7:00 pm