1. Spirit Days coming up this week:
Wednesday, March 2- Dr. Seuss Day! wear stripes and crazy socks.
Friday, March 4- Cuddle Up with a good book- Pajama Day! (no stuffed animals please).
Here are other literacy spirit days we have coming up at IT in honor of Read Across America week:
3. Coming up next week we are going to have St. Patrick's Day STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) centers. One of these centers will involve a "pot of gold" aka pennies! Please help your child practice counting at least 20-30 pennies and send them to school in a baggie by Monday, March 7. Feel free to count and send in more than 30! Some of our experiments may change the color of the penny, so they won't be sent back :) I will also send a note home this week as a reminder.
This week we continued with our new morning routine of play tubs which is going wonderfully! It is such a happy way to start our morning! It also holds the students accountable for getting unpacked quickly, as well as cleaning up quickly and efficiently.
In literacy this week we learned /ch/ and /sh/ in Jolly, finished up this round of centers, and learned all about the meaning of fiction and nonfiction.
Centers still included working with sight words, blending and writing words, guided reading with me, reading to self, and listening to reading on the ipads.