• 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
Fri, Mar 22, 2019

Welcome back from Spring Break! We are so happy to welcome everyone back rested, safe, and sound. We’ve had great fun yelling about the letter Yy! We began our study by making yoyos on our lettercard, making a list of words that start with the letter Yy, and handwriting Yy using yellow highlighters! As always, we look forward to seeing what Maggie decides to eat and to generate our own words beginning with Yy!

Math focused on measurement skills this week. We watched a Brainpop Jr. on length and talked about the different ways you can measure using rulers, yardsticks, and measuring tape! We also learned you can use other objects to measure things. We used cubes and links to measure a dino footprint and compared which one used more or less. We played a fun measurement game where the challenge was to build the tallest person using different pieces of a person (hat, head, arms, legs, shoes).

We have continued our study of dinosaurs and have focused on dinosaur teeth, discussing the difference between carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores and by reading a silly story, How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague. We even molded our own dinosaur teeth out of model magic! We discussed the animals that lived during the Mesozoic Era but were not actually dinosaurs, including flying and swimming reptiles. We made our own flying reptile…a pteranodon! After reading Dinosaur Babies by Lucille Recht Penner, we studied how dinosaur babies came from eggs and created our own plaster eggs…we hope they hatch! We read If the Dinosaurs Came Back by Bernard Most and shared our thoughts on what we thought would happen if dinosaurs did come back today! We can’t wait for you to see all of our hard work at Family Night next week!

Reminders and Looking Ahead

Thursday, March 28               Family Night            5:30-6:30

Last modified on March 22, 2019
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. 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, and we generated our own Ww words.

We have continued our study of rhyming this week and played a rhyming game as a whole group matching pictures that rhyme as well as enjoyed a game of rhyming bingo! 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, created silhouettes of dinosaurs for our hallway bulletin board, and 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                       

Last modified on March 7, 2019
Fri, Mar 01, 2019

Letter Ss has proven to be a stupendous start to the week! We introduced the letter by making our own sunshine lettercards. Our favorite books this week were Sam’s Sandwich and The Sensational Samburger by David Pelham. We compared books discussing things that were different and alike in each book. 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 sidewalk chalk, and finally, we couldn’t wait to see what Maggie munched and to generate our own words beginning with the letter Ss. It was so special to have STEAM day on Thursday will all of the Dr. Seuss theme activities. Thank you to all of the parents that 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

Last modified on March 1, 2019
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 practiced handwriting Ee with egg chalk on chalkboards. Elmer the Elephant by David McKee was one of our favorite stories about being yourself. We generated our own Ee word, drew pictures of our favorite Ee words, and wrote in our journals.

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

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