Friday, April 1, 2016

Peek At The Week

I am loving this weather, but we might be getting some snow on Monday? I don't know about you, but I am ready for warmer and sunny days. Today we reached day 130 school days on April Fool's Day! I fooled your child by telling them they were getting extra homework this weekend. I should have recorded their faces and the excuses! We had a good laugh afterwards! :)

Also, I read The Book with No Pictures to them and they loved it! Make sure you ask your child about this silly book!

Here are some things we are working on:

In Math:
  • Practiced tracing shapes and creating new shapes
  • Learned about unequal and equal parts with halves, thirds, and fourths
  • Became math detectives to solve math riddles about shapes
  • Reviewed the names of solid shapes (3-D) and plane shapes (2-D)
In Science:
  • Learned the 3 main types of clouds: cirrus, cumulus, stratus
  • Read The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola
  • Completed a weekly cloud watch
  • Watched a video all about wind and clouds
  • Sung a cloud song
  • Learned the 4 types of precipitation rain, snow, sleet, hail and made a booklet
  • Learned about 4 severe storms: tornado, hurricane, blizzard, and thunderstorm
  • We made a weather wizard cookbook to remember the 3 main ingredients that go into each storm-It was fun!
In Fundations:
  • Practiced two syllable o words
  • Practiced trick words
  • Discussed the words follow and foamy
  • Completed a dictation check up
  • Took our Unit 13 test
In Reading:
  • We read Silly Willy- A noodle head tale, which is very funny!
  • We practiced 5 W questions, sequencing events, and nouns, verbs and adjectives
  • We also learned about onomatopoeia through a fun song and made a cool booklet
We had a nice sneak peek of Mary Poppins too! I think it'll be a great show at the high school, so you should check it out! :)

We also saw our 5th grade buddies and did a weather scavenger hunt for information today. We love coming to see them! 

Thanks for checking in! Have a nice weekend!
-Mrs. Farrand