A good time was had by all at our “trap-building” event today, the perfect way to come back after a five-day weekend! It was interesting to see the children work together to plan and execute their traps with all the valuable junk they brought in. Let’s see if the leprechauns visit tomorrow!
Thank you for helping your children on their Lenten journey through the “small sacrifices” found on the Lenten bouquet which was sent home. We are also learning about different parts of the world and the needs of other people through the Rice Bowl challenge.
It would be most helpful if you let your children practice counting coins at home! We are learning the values of nickels, dimes and quarters, and different ways to make them. We will begin time in a few weeks. In science, we will study digestion and the major organs of our body. In reading, we will focus on parts of speech, ways to make long “e”, and making inferences when we read, an important skill in comprehension. We will be taking the Reading Skills test.
The words for next week remain the same. For each group’s sentence, I will grade punctuation, capitalization and correct spelling of the weekly words. Also, please have your children practice sorting their words correctly so that they can place them in the proper sorts on their weekly tests.
Green — short “e” and long vowel patterns “ee” “ea” with oddball
less next week teeth keep feet teach leaf weak clean speak been
I will teach you how to keep your teeth clean.
Purple: short “a” and long “a__e” with oddball
sack ask grass snap last same made rake face page came what
I will rake and cut the grass.
Orange: Word endings with “ck” short “__ke” long and “k”
truck sock lick pack like smoke strike spoke book look cook shook
I will pack a book that I like.
Yellow: short “o” “o__e_ oddball
spot chop hot rock job stove rose broke hole home come some
I will come to your home to fix your stove.
Have a great weekend,
Here are some upcoming events:
Thursday, March 23 — Reading Celebration, 2:00 (Please note: this is a
change from the previously-scheduled date of March 16.)
Thursday, April 6 — Lenten Activity Day
Friday, April 7 — End of 3rd quarter
Thursday, April 13 — Noon dismissal for Easter holiday