• Week of March 4-7

    Letter of the Week

    Ww

    Discovery

    Rhyming/Dinosaurs

    Character Trait

    Noble Knight

    Bible Verse 

    "Those who are noble make noble plans, and stand for what is noble.' Isaiah 32:8
Thu, Mar 07, 2019

To introduce the wonderful letter Ww this week, we created a wagon lettercard and
read There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss and Wacky Wednesday by Theo LeSieg.  We worked hard on the laptops to
discover and circle words that began with the letter Ww. We practiced handwriting
on the white boards, and finally, we couldn’t wait to see what Maggie had munched
that began with Ww.
We have continued our study of rhyming this week by reading a lot of rhyming books. 
Please continue working on rhyming words at home!
Dinosaurs are really ROARRRRing in JK! We spent this past week learning about the
characteristics of dinosaurs! We formed our own hypotheses about how the
dinosaurs became extinct. We read If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most and drew a picture of what we thought the dinosaurs would
do if they really came back! We also learned about dinosaur habitats during the Mesozoic Era! We loved
reading Big Dinosaurs by Tori Kosara. The boys are very excited about this unit and
have a lot of information to share!
We hope everyone has a fun and safe Spring Break! We can’t wait to see the boys’
smiling faces when they return!
Reminders and Looking Ahead
When we return from the break, we look forward to studying the letter Yy,
measurement, and continuing our study on dinosaurs!
March 8-17 Spring Break, No School
Thursday, March 28 Family Night

Thu, Feb 28, 2019

Letter Ss has proven to be a stupendous start to the week! We introduced the letter by making our own spin art sunshine lettercards.  Coach Ross Spain with his silly socks, came down to read Fox and Socks by Dr. Seuss to all of the JK boys. It was fun to see all of the different socks the boys wore. We practiced handwriting with sand, and we were able to generate a lot of Ss words. Finally, we couldn’t wait to see what Maggie munched.   It was so special to have STEAM day on Thursday with all of the Dr. Seuss theme activities.  Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered! 

Rhyming has been our focus this week, and Dr. Seuss has been a big help! We began the week by watching a Brainpop, Jr. on rhyming. We practiced making our own rhyming words and have read Hop on Pop and Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. We have built rhyming puzzles in which we connected words that rhyme and played a spinner game. We sorted and identified our own rhyming words on the white board and look forward to working more on rhyming next week!

Looking Ahead and Reminders:

Thursday, March 7                                     Maggie Monster Munches, Ww

Thursday, March 7                                    Student/Faculty Basketball Game 1:00

March 8-17                                                Spring Break

Thursday, March 28                                   Family Night

Fri, Feb 22, 2019

We had an excellent week studying the letter Ee! We created our Easter egg lettercards,
and enjoyed sharing about what we did over our winter break. We generated our own Ee words,

drew pictures of our favorite Ee words, and played a fun envelope game.

We have been rounding out our Red, White, and Blue unit by making connections
between George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Donald Trump. We watched a
Brainpop, Jr. on Washington and Lincoln and read George Washington’s Teeth by
Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora. We made our own tri-corner hats and wore
rotten teeth just like our first president! We read Our Abe Lincoln by Jim Ayles and
learned about what an honest man Lincoln was and how he worked to abolish slavery.
After watching a Brainpop, Jr. about the jobs of the president, we talked about how we
elect our president by voting. We were thrilled to attend the 2nd graders Yipes Stripes
presidential parade today!
Looking Ahead and Reminders:
Friday, March 1 Maggie Monster Munches, Ss
Thursday, March 7 Student/Faculty Basketball Game
March 8-17 Spring Break
Spotlight Special Area: Spanish
During February, the JK boys continue learning about winter and the clothing that’s worn
during the winter.  Our favorite book we use to practice our vocabulary is “Froggy se
Viste” (“Froggy gets Dressed”).  After I finish reading the book, we play a game to
review the sequence of the story.  Then the boys color Froggy and the individual articles
of his clothing, and then cut them out and paste his clothes on him.  We also play “El
Juego de Memoria” (“The Memory Game”) to reinforce the words learned in the unit. 
Finally, we sing songs about winter and how to dress for the cold.  Our concurrent unit is
about “Los Lugares de Me Comunidad” (“The Places in My Community”).
Hasta pronto,
 
Señora Watson

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

Nn week has been a neat treat! We began our week with the creation of our Nn lettercard,
a nest. We practiced handwriting and generated as many words that begin with Nn as we 
could think of as a class.  We strung noodles on yarn to make new necklaces.
This week and next, we will be working on the numbers 11-20. We subitized by
practicing identifying how many items were in ten frames without counting! We played
“erase-a-number” in which we erased certain numbers based on clues the teacher gave
us!
We also loved celebrating Valentine’s Day with our second grade buddies when they
came down to help us read our valentines! We read Today is Valentine’s Day by Gail
Gibbons and enjoyed a special cookie treat from the teachers!
Reminders and looking ahead:
Next week, we look forward to studying the letter Ee, continuing teenage numbers
through 20, and focusing on US presidents!
February 15-18 Winter Break, No School
Friday, February 22 Maggie Monster munches, Ee
March 8-17 Spring Break, No School

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