Tue, Feb 18, 2020

This week we introduced the letter Cc. We made our car letter card, built cars, and made Valentine cards.


This week and next, we will be working on the numbers 11-20. We used unifix towers to represent teen numbers. We also subitized by practicing identifying how many items were in ten frames without counting!


We also loved celebrating Valentine’s Day with our second grade buddies when they came down to help us read our valentines! We read Valentines Day by Gail Gibbons and enjoyed a special cookie treat from the teachers!


We also had a visitor from the Carpenters’ Art Garden came to speak to us. She was very appreciative of all the art supplies the boys brought in.

Next week, we look forward to studying the letter Oo, continuing teenage numbers through 20, and focusing on US presidents!

Looking Ahead: 


February 14-17th Winter Break, No School


March 6-16th             Spring Break, No School 

Fri, Feb 07, 2020

This week we zipped into our study of the letter Z. We created zebras on our letter card and created a nice list of Z words. We had a zoo center and in our journal we wrote about our favorite zoo animal. We also used paint in Ziplock bags to practice our handwriting.

We have continued our study of coins this week playing which coin is missing, coin sort and graphing. Please continue to review coins at home.

We have been focusing on symbols that represent the United States of America this week in JK, especially about the American flag, the bald eagle and the Statue of Liberty. After reading F is for Flag by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, we created our own American flags. Ask your son about why our flag has fifty stars! We learned about how our founding fathers chose the bald eagle to be the national bird and about what the bald eagle stands for. We learned about the Statue of Liberty and completed a tell-and-draw in which we created our own Statues of Liberty.

Thank you to everyone for making our Valentine’s so special by completing the Hearts for Art chore chart with your sons and earning money to buy supplies for the Carpenter Art Garden. We look forward to them coming next week to show us pictures of the kids at the Art Garden and explain to us the work that they do there. This is a perfect way for us to share God’s love and our own gifts with others!

Please send in your Hearts for Art Supplies and Valentines by Monday, February 10th if you have not already done so. Thanks!

As we look ahead to next week, we look forward to studying the letter Cc, identifying the teen numbers, and focusing on Valentine’s Day.

Reminders and Looking Ahead:


February 14 – 17th                                                      Winter Break, No School

March 6-15th                                                                        Spring Break, No School

Mon, Feb 03, 2020

We began this week with the 100th Day of school! The boys looked adorable dressed as 100-year-olds, and we had a blast with our “100 Day” activities. From making necklaces with 100 Fruit Loops to ordering numbers 1-100 to searching for 100 Hershey’s kisses hidden around the room, we had one hundred times the fun! Thank you to all of our volunteers who helped make our day such a blast!

We have continued our study of coins this week. We loved playing “Coin Bang! and sorting coins. 

We are ready for spring and have discussed Puxatawney Phil this week, making our own predictions regarding whether or not he will see his shadow this weekend! We loved laughing along to Go to Sleep, Groundhog by Judy Cox. 


Reminders and Looking Ahead:


Looking ahead to next week, we will focus on the letter Zz, continue studying coins, and begin our Red, White, and Blue unit on American symbols, landmarks, and presidents.


Friday, February 7th               Maggie Monster Munches, Zz


Monday, February 10th                          Hearts for Art Supplies Due

                                                                       Valentine’s Due


February 14-17th Winter Break, No School

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

We’ve had great fun yelling about the letter Yy! We began our study by making yo yos on our lettercard, making a list of words that start with the letter Yy, and practicing writing Yy.  As always, we look forward to seeing what Maggie decides to eat and generating our own words beginning with Yy!


Coins will serve as our math unit for the next couple of weeks, and we have introduced the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, and Quarters books by Mary Hill have taught us all about how to recognize the different coins we see. We are recording what we learn about each coin and making connections! We made our own paper versions of the coins to bring home to help us review.  


We are looking forward to lots of fun next week as we celebrate our 100th day of school on Tuesday. Thank you to the parents that have volunteered to help us with our activities! 


Reminders and Looking Ahead:

Tuesday, January 28th        100th day of school- Dress like you are 100


Friday, January 31st Parent/Teacher Conferences – No school for boys


Friday, February 14th -17th     Winter Break

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