Easter was quite different at our house, as I am sure it was at yours. No extended family gathered around the table with talk of the Easter Bunny and who found the most eggs. No Easter frock to show off as we gathered with other believers inside the walls of our church, and yet it was richer than ever in some ways. We were gathered as a family, but at a distance healthy and safe. We were able to worship together at a distance and we were able to focus on the love of a risen Savior, a freedom that many do not enjoy. It was a very rich indeed! I hope you found yourselves able to find many blessings in a very different Easter morning.
As I begin this communication, I am struck by the most frequent greeting of late that seems to be, “I hope you are safe and well”. How different that is from the greeting we have come to expect as, “Good morning, how are you today?” These are different and somewhat uncertain times, and I sincerely hope you are safe and well.
We had quite the week in JK! We introduced the letter Qq. We learned that Qq is followed by the letter Uu and came up with a great list of Qq words. We made our quilt letter cards and had a special visit from Mrs. Todd. She showed us a quilt she is working on and explained the process of making a quilt! We used Q-tips in "quick" sand to practice handwriting.
We wrapped up our unit on teen numbers with some fun games. We played teen BINGO and Teen Bang- the boys loved it! We practiced writing the teen numbers as well.
Rhyming has been our focus this week, and Dr. Seuss has been a big help! We began the week by watching a Brainpop, Jr. on rhyming. We practiced making our own rhyming words and have read Hop on Popand Green Eggs and Hamby Dr. Seuss. We have built rhyming puzzles in which we connected words that rhyme and played a spinner game. We sorted and identified our own rhyming words on the white board and look forward to working more on rhyming next week!
Looking Ahead and Reminders:
Thursday, March 5th Student/Faculty Basketball Game 1:00
March 6th- 15th Spring Break
Thursday, March 26th Family Night
This week we introduced the letter Cc. We made our car letter card, generated Cc words, shared what Maggie ate, played with the cars, and graphed candy hearts.
This week and next, we will be working on the numbers 11-20. We subitized by practicing identifying how many items were in ten frames without counting and built teen numbers with unified cubes.
We also loved celebrating Valentine’s Day with our second grade buddies when they came down to help us read our valentines! We read Today is Valentine’s Dayby P. K. Hallinan 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!
February 14-17th Winter Break, No School
March 6-16th Spring Break, No School