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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Weekly News: February 10-14

I hope you enjoy a relaxing three-day weekend with your families. We have another three day weekend coming up next week, as there is no school on Monday, February 17th. 

We will be celebrating Valentine's Day with fun centers on Friday. Don't forget to bring your valentines for the class! Students will be passing out valentines to their friends during our centers. 

Upcoming Events:  
Monday, February 10: NO SCHOOL 
Friday, February 14: Valentine's Day Centers 
Monday, February 17: NO SCHOOL
March 2-March 6: Dr. Seuss Week 
Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day Centers 
March 23-April 6: SPRING BREAK! 

If you are at the store and think of us, our class needs:
Baby Wipes 
Kleenex Tissue Boxes Items for our Class Store 
Black Expo Markers

What Are We Learning This Week?:


Letter Team:  We will revisit and focus on all of our "2 Vowels Go Walking" this week. The rule is "when two vowels go a-walking, the first one does the talking, by saying it's name!" You can help your child with this by making flashcards for AI, EA, OA, OE, and UI. We will work on decoding words with this rule - like RAIN, LEAF, GOAT, TOE, and FRUIT.

We will read many fun books about Valentine's Day. 

Writing:  This week, we will write a special Valentine story about what we love about OURSELVES. We will also continue working on narrative (stories about our lives) and opinion pieces. We are working hard on going back to reread our stories to make sure they make sense and make sure we have our conventions (period at the end, uppercase at the beginning, and proper spacing). 

This week, we will play some fun math games with sweetheart candies as we get ready for Valentine's Day. We will use our sweethearts to measure, add, make patterns, and more! We are also learning all about number bonds - number bonds show us that addition and subtraction is all about understanding that two parts make a whole. Check out the Friday video on ParentSquare, where I will explain how to better help your child at home with these number bonds. 

Leadership: We will continue to ROAR and discuss what it means to have a growth mindset!


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