Friday, September 28, 2012

Seal Class Newsletter September 28

We are learning about:

  • changes that occur in New Hampshire in Autumn
  • the sound short a makes in words like can, man, and fantastic            
  • the best ways to read with partners at reader's workshop
  • adding details to a  finished piece of writing
  • working as a team in a cooperative group
  • adding numbers to 20
  • counting by 2s, 5s and 10s   
  • all of the math that we use in our everyday lives                                                            

Some activities we did:
  • began a new chapter book Dragons of Blueland
  • showed tally marks to 100
  • played Bump it in math
  • created beautiful watercolor fall designs
  • decorated our writing folders
  • worked in small groups to solve math problems
  • played team building games at PE
  • showed 20 in many different ways
  • played a game to tell the difference between words and sentences
  • became scientists and observed a tree on the playground
  • drew details about our tree and did bark rubbings
  • practiced writing our phone numbers

Poem of the week:     Autumn Leaves

Upcoming Events:
October 2   First Grade Family Singalong from 6-9 in the SMS cafe
October 3   First Grade Fall Field Day  all volunteers can come to the gym at 12:30 to help set up for
                    Fall fun!
October 9   Field Trip To Coppal Farm   Thank you to everyone who volunteered to join us on this trip.
                   We had such a tremendous response, we pulled names from a hat.  Mrs. Larkin, Mrs.      
                    Caparsso,  Mr. Lord and Mrs. Dean will be joining us as we make our way through the
                    bunny maze!

Reminders:   Reading folders are coming home today.  The books in the folders are books that we have    been practing a lot.  Please send the folders back to school on Thursday so that we can fill them again.
Next week's spelling list is coming home today. 
Seal class tree 

making bark rubbings

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scientist at work
scientists have to be observant

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