January 4 -15, 2016

posted Jan 15, 2016, 10:20 AM by oshea@norfolk.k12.ma.us

These Weeks We . . .                            January 4 -15, 2016

·   started to write our first and last name on all our papers

·   wrote and illustrated a journal entry about our Winter vacation, ASK ME what I drew and wrote about

·   made our own January calendar by filling in the numbers

·   practiced writing and reviewing all our letters and sounds

·   played math games on the smartboard

·   used magnetic letter boards to practice our consonant sounds and put letters in alphabetical order and played bingo with their sound

·   colored myself in a snowsuit for our hallway and classroom bulletin board, I am there with my snowman I cut out

·   at Writer’s Workshop we continued working on persuasive writing, we wrote a persuasive letter on “Something I would like to change at home” and are now working on a letter to you to persuade you to make a change at home, ASK ME what I want to persuade you to do

·   sang some new winter songs, and a new Good Morning song

·   wrote numbers that came before and after

·   reviewed all our word wall words, added want, we, do, it, is, if, in and it – we now have 27 words on our Word Wall

·   read many wonderful and fun snowman and winter stories

·   colored and read the book “In Winter” and “What Can We Do In the Snow’” I brought it home ASK ME to read it to you

·   learned why we have Monday, January 18th off for Martin Luther King Jr. and what a great man he was, ASK ME to sing a song about him to you

·   talked about what our “dream” would be to make the world better and then wrote and illustrated it

·   talked about syllables, and used clapping to see how many syllables were in     different words and our name

·   in math we have been learning about and describing 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, using words like, vertices, flat sides, curved sides, slide, stack, and roll

*AND MOST IMPORTANT - Keep our fingers crossed –


F.Y.I. – Please label all your child’s winter clothes. Using a reusable grocery bag is an easy way for them to carry them to and from school. One more thing, slip on shoes help to speed the getting ready for recess process!  ThanksJ