Week of March 20-24
In language arts we read “The Tiny Seed” by Eric Carle. We discussed what helped the seed grow and what did not. The students also talked about how the seed grew into a flower. In writing, the students wrote a narrative story about what they did on the snow days. Please continue practicing reading and spelling the sight words sent home a couple of weeks ago.
In math, the students practiced counting groups of coins to ten cents. They practiced counting real and plastic coins in class and pictures of coins on worksheets. The students also played a game called coin battle which is similar to the card game war. The students drew a card from a stack of cards and had to figure out how much money is on the cards. Then they compared it to their partner’s card and the person with the highest amount gets to keep both cards. After the stack is gone, the student with the most cards wins. You can have your child practice figuring out the value of a group of coins at home. There are also money games on the portaportal website https://guest.portaportal.com/pwcsk1
In social studies we finished up the PYP unit on maps and globes. The students brainstormed places where they could make maps. They got into groups and made a large map and then presented them to the class. All of the maps turns out great and I will add pictures of the maps to the class website later this week. You can have your child make a map of their home, bedroom etc. or show your child different maps at home.
Other Important Information
Please send in a set of spare clothes for your child to keep in his/her cubby in case of a bad spill at lunch, a bathroom accident or other incidences. Please tell your child to put the clothes in to their cubbies (I do not normally go through student backpacks).
Please remember to go through and return your child's blue folder to school every day. Please put any notes, lunch money or anything you want me to see in the blue folder (I do not check backpacks).
- Check your child’s blue folder daily
- Child and baby pictures due: Monday March 27
- Spring Picture Day: Wednesday March 29
- Bingo: Friday March 31 at 7:00
- Teacher Workday: Friday April 7
- Spring Break: April 10-17
If you would like to email me, my email address is SpainSE@pwcs.edu