From the Teacher:
Mystery Readers: We had two mystery readers this week. Our first reader of the week was Mrs. Conlon’s daughter Mia who came and read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick. Our second mystery reader of the week was Jason Onorato’s sister, Kayla. Kayla read If You Give A Dog A Donut. Thank you to both of our lovely young mystery readers this week!
Mrs. Conlon and her daughter, Mia
Jason and his sister, Kayla
Sight Word Assessments: I have sent home today your child’s most recent sight word assessment. Please continue to practice these words at home until they are fluent; we will continue working on them at school, too!
ST/JiJi Math: Room 7 students are making great progress with their math skills, in part due to our participation in the ST Math pilot program. This would be a great activity for your child to do during vacation! Please consider having them log on and help JiJi the Penguin continue the journey across the world one step at a time.
Writing: We have done a lot of impressive writing these last two weeks. Children wrote persuasive letters, made seasonal birthday invitations, completed narrative journal entries, and wrote creatively during Writing Workshop time.
Book Club Meetings: We will return to regular book club meetings as soon as we return to school after our vacation week. Please know Room 7 has also included lots and lots of reading during these two weeks, it just hasn’t been in our formal book club meetings.
Weather Chain: Ask your children about our weather chain. We have been in school only 9 days in April and we have an unusual variation in colors. Have your children explain why!
Magnet Show: Mr. Musselman from the science center was in to do a presentation to our class about magnets – ask your child about north and south and what they learned during the show. I’ve included some pictures below. If you don’t know Mr. Musselman – he puts on quite a show!
Happy, healthy April vacation to all!