We have been working so hard in Room 332!
Even though we finished our winter reading tests in January, we had to take some more tests last week to wrap up some units before the end of the trimester. We took a math test and an information writing test.
We also took time to celebrate a couple of events last week.
Beulah Ralph's 90th birthday was on January 31st! We made birthday hats and a birthday card to give to her daughter, Monica Naylor. Monica celebrated with us and told us a little more about Beulah Ralph. Thanks to the PTA, we enjoyed some colorful cupcakes afterwards.
January 31st was the 100th day of school. We celebrated being 100 days smarter by adding some "100" themed activities into our Daily 5 reading stations. Students tried to make a necklace with 100 fruit loops, stacked a tower of 100 cups, and made a newspaper article about the 100th day of school.
My favorite part was when the class wrote a total of 100 things that they love about school on little paper hearts. They really do love everything about school! Their positive attitudes are what makes it such a joy to work at Beulah Ralph! I've displayed them on the bulletin board outside our classroom, so please check it out the next time you visit.
The last two Fridays, our school has celebrated being responsible and being positive. It was so inspiring to see the different passions that each student has for their future careers. It was also fun to see everyone dressed so brightly the following week. Here are our future scientists, artists, veterinarians, teachers, quilters, engineers, baseball players, ballerinas, and construction workers. I know I'm missing some, because we hardly had anyone wanting to be in the same profession!
I dressed as a lawyer, because that's what I was working to be before I started studying education!
This week has been much calmer.
In reading, we are continuing to work in small groups. As a class, we have been reading Dr. Seuss books to prepare for his birthday on March 3rd! Mrs. Fitch has read a few to us during our library checkout and we will continue to read a few more in class. We will be voting on our favorite Dr. Seuss book on February 22nd.
In math, we are building on our knowledge of money. We are working on adding and subtracting money. Next, we will learn about place value in the thousands.
For writing, we are spending the next couple of weeks on writing persuasive letters. Once we finish, we will start an opinion writing unit.
During science, we are learning about Earth's surface. Specifically, we have discussed how different elements change the Earth's surface, such as ice, water, rain, wind, and earthquakes.
Friday, February 10, we are celebrating being problem solvers. Your child is welcome to bring a puzzle to school to solve with other students.
Monday, February 13th and Thursday, February 16th, we will be having Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please let me or the office know if you cannot make it to your scheduled conference. We will do our best to reschedule so I can meet with you!
Tuesday, February 14th is Valentine's Day. Your child is welcome to make a Valentine's bag or box at home and s/he may bring it to school on the 14th. We will pass out valentines in the morning and will have a spring party from 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm in our classroom. If you would like to contribute time or supplies to the party, here's a link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054babad2dabfe3-holiday.
Friday, February 17th is a Teacher Work Day. There will be no school.
Monday, February 20th is President's Day. There will be no school.