Friday, September 21, 2012

Seal Class Newsletter

It was so great to meet so many of you at last night's curriculum open house.  Thank you to those who signed up the be a mystery reader.  If you were not able to make it last night and would like to join us in the class as a special reader, please let me know.

This week

We are learning about:
*the importance of reading long and strong
*being a rainbow reader
*how authors write about what they know and care about
*adding numbers to 10
*creating designs with pattern blocks
*exercising to keep our bodies strong
*how to be a flexible thinker
*the sound short a makes in words like man and jab
*circle notebooks

Some activities we did:
*played the dice roll game
*created a September calendar
*drew the things that are most important to us in our author's heart
l*istened to our heart beats after we exercised
*began our practice run for the Fire Tower 5k
*practiced spelling words
*wrote in our circle journals
*created pattered apples

Poem of the week:  Exercise Today
ipad app:  Monster Squeeze

Upcoming events:
October 2        First grade family sing along 6-7 pm
October 3        First grade fall field day
October 9        Field trip to Coppal Farm
October 14      Fire Tower fun run

Have a wonderful weekend,

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