This is a very busy month! First, thank you for coming out to our school science fair earlier this week. I hope you enjoyed seeing our gummy bear experiment! This coming week, we will have our 101st day on the 13th. If you would like, please have your child wear black and white to go along with our Dalmatian theme. We will be doing math and reading activities that revolve around 101! On Tues, the 14th, we will make Valentine's Day bags. The students will then exchange cards with one another.
Thank you to all of you for also contributing to our Penny for Patients Fundraiser. We have collected a lot of money and know that every amount counts! The end of the drive is on February 24th.
* Please continue to read with your child every night from their RED folders. Math games were also sent this week that can be played throughout the week! Thank you for all your support!
WELCOME BACK :)
Reading - We are working on identifying and using text features. (Photographs, illustrations, heading, captions, title, charts, bold print, glossary, and Table of Contents)
Writing - We are working on informational writing. We will be researching facts about an animal of our choice.
Math - We are working on writing number sentences based on the pictures/groups we see.
Science - We will be learning about different animal coverings (fur/hair, feathers, scales, and shells).
Social Studies - We will be learning about goods and services. A good is an object that you can buy. A service is something provided by a person.
Sight Words - ago, another, because, car, didn't, fish, found, green, leave, map, right, should
Currently we are talking about making connections in reading (text-to self, text-text, and text to world). Connections help us understand what we are reading. As your child reads, see if they can make connections. In math, we are working on Fractions (fourths, thirds, and halves). Needs and wants are being covered in Social studies and in science we are back talking about seasons. We are currently focusing on WINTER, which is great as winter is almost here. :)
Our Winter break will begin Dec 23-Jan 2nd!
Thank you for all that you do!
Thank you to parents who attended conferences last week. It was great to talk about how we can work together to make it a strong year for your child. We have our first full week of November, but next week Thanksgiving break starts- 11/23. School reopens the 28th!
We are still collecting toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, coffee cans, water bottles, etc for our sound project! We are learning how vibrations cause sound! In math, we are covering repeating patterns. The part that keeps repeating is called the core/unit. Ask your child to make a pattern of their choice. During social studies, we are covering American symbols. I hope you all enjoyed the mini American Flags I sent home. Currently, we are covering the Bald Eagle! Reading has been a great time making text-to-self connections. As you read at home, see what parts of the story your child can connect to based on personal experiences.
Thank you for all that you do at home! :)
This week we continued to work on story elements in reading (problem, solution, characters, and setting). In math, we worked on adding numbers and solving story problems using the UPSC method (Understand, Plan, Solve and Check). In science we are continuing our unit on motion. Please ask your child about the great launchers we made to enforce how force is a push or a pull!
THANK YOU to all the parents who had their child bring in some thing to share in social studies! We loved learning about the different cultures. We learned facts about El Salvador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Guatemala, and more! It is a great unit to show our students how much we can learn from each other by being so diverse.
The week of 10/24-10/28 is SPIRIT WEEK!
Monday- Blue and Gold Day
Wed- Wacky Wed
Thurs-Dress up as a Pokemon
Thank you again to all the parents who helped with our Peanut Butter Drive! We did not win, but know all your donations were a huge help!
There are new ways to help the community this month. We will be having OPERATION TURKEY! This is where we will be collecting canned goods to help those in need. We are also collecting BOX TOPS! Box tops bring money for our school, which can be used for school supplies and other materials. Thank you for your continued support!
This week's word families are- et, eg, and en! :)
9/26-9/30- Please remember we have Back to School Night from 6:30-8:30 on September 29th!
Reading: We are focusing on using different strategies to help us when we are reading independently.
Writing: We are working on using SWAG in our sentences.
Math: We are working on using different strategies when we are adding and understanding what is an equal sign.
Social Studies: We are working on voting and how to be good citizens.
Science: We are working on life process of an apple as well as characteristics of FALL! :)
Sight words: eat, give, help, how, into, just, may, new, old, out, saw, want
Word Family: ap, and ag
9/19-9/23-Thank you to all the parents for bringing in peanut butter! We have until the 29th! Please check out our Class Dojo for pictures!
Homework has started! Each week, your child will receive a hw packet that will be due on Friday. This week we are working on At/Ad words!
Hello! My name is Ms. Atienza. I am excited to have your child in my classroom! It is going to be a great year! Thank you for all your support!