First off, a big thank you from Sra. VanderMeer and I for all of your kindness and appreciation this week! It is such a blessing to work in a school community of people who truly care about one another. Along with the blessing of being with your children on a daily basis we are blessed with wonderful parent and family support as well as a great PTO. Thank you!!
And thank you again for your support of Market Day last week. Our school raised over $10,000 for organizations in Ethiopia and Ghana.
A few reminders as we come to the end of March (can you believe it?!):
~This is the last month for Book-It. Please turn in your forms for a pizza coupon next week.
~Monday is a Box Tops collection day. Our class could use some more tops!
~After Spring Break we will be saying “Adiós Inglés.” We would like to celebrate this along with Srta. Weingarden’s class with a big fiesta. Please check out our sign-up sheet if you would like to help us with this event.
April 2 – Easter Chapel, 8:25
April 3-10 – Spring Break
April 14 – Adiós Inglés, 11:45am
May 7 – Spring Program, Save the Date!
June 2 – All day trip to Critter Barn, Save the Date!
This week our sight words were “él” (he) and “no.” We continued to work on some tricky Spanish sounds like “h” (silent) and “j” (“h” as in “house”). We often get these mixed up when we read! We are also looking forward to our “Adiós, Inglés” party after Spring Break. See above for more details.
During writing time we continue to work on our persuasive pieces. This week we took a closer look at letter writing and came up with come strategies to make our writing convincing. We can use polite words like “gracias” and “por favor,” give lots of reasons why we think things should change, and share a short story that helps prove our point. I apologize if you hear some convincing arguments for staying up late or extra screen time at home!
In Math, we have been breaking numbers into parts and looking for “missing parts.” We have told more and more number stories (great for math concepts and Spanish vocabulary building!) and are hard at work on our number scrolls trying to see how high of numbers we can write.
This week in Bible we began to hear about the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection. We began with the celebrations of Palm Sunday, washing the feet and the Last Supper. As we talk about these stories as a class it is wonderful to hear the children explain why Jesus died and how he saved us. Their humble faith and understanding is heartwarming to witness.