Happy Groundhog Day!! We started our morning at the carpet and had some general announcements–100th day of school t-shirts, spirit week coming up, and we predicted if the groundhog would see his shadow or not!
We then jumped into daily 5! We started with read to self. Mrs. Teitelbaum took a group, Mrs. Mcvearry had a group, and so did Ms. Lewis! We love it when everyone gets to meet with a teacher. Then, we moved on to work on writing! We did more reading during our writing block since we are still learning the differences in the writing styles of narrative and expository. Today, our comparisons were made about two different books about fish! When we finished with our writing lesson, we had snack.
We started math next. We worked in our workbook and continued to learn about capacity. When we were finished, we were off to art! Then we went right to lunch. After lunch, the sun was shining long enough for us to go to recess!!! When it was time, we packed up and went to Jewish studies.
Tuesday we were excited and busy! We did math problems to get our brains pumping and we started our day! First things first, we had to find out what happened on Groundhog’s day!!! We watched the announcement on the smartboard.
6 more weeks of Winter…there was a shadow!
We had read to self, and again, every group got to meet with a teacher!!! We even got to have some time to read our own good fit books Ms. Lewis got us some giant puzzle pieces to use during read to self, also. What a fun way to read!!!
During word work, we added our new words to our word banks and we had 3 options: sentences using our words, pyramid words, or rainbow writing.
Then we were off to PE! When we got back we enjoyed snack. We started math and did a review in our workbook! We are very excited to start our new workbook soon! Before we knew it, it was time for lunch!! Since 2nd grade and 3rd grade were both on field trips–we ruled the cafeteria with only kindergarten there, too. We even got to be the chazanim (leaders) for the birkat!!
After lunch we were off to music and then we came back to pack up for Jewish studies!
THE 100th DAY IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We were ready!! We had so much fun!!! We LOVED watching everyone come in with their t-shirts decorated for the 100th day!!
We started our day by starting in our classroom and walking 100 steps. We wanted to see where we would end up?! We ended up on the back side of the library. Then we continued all the way to 200!!! What amazing counting!!!
When we made it back to class we had our morning meeting and started the fun! First, we made necklaces with 100 star beads.
Before it was time for snack, we had a Hershey hunt in the courtyard. There just happen to be 100 Hershey kisses scattered around..we had to find them all before we got to eat one
Next we had snack and read books about the 100th Day of School!!! Then, we started our big project–a cupcake recipe with 100 sprinkles! We had to divide up the different colored sprinkles to equal 100. We were adding, subtracting, and doing great math!!! When we had our recipe, we got to get our sprinkles and add them to our cupcake. Be sure to check out our recipe’s on the wall above our cubbies!
Whenever we had extra time in between activities, we were supposed to think of 100 words!!! We only had 4 people complete the challenge..congratulations!!
To wrap up our day, we got to play with the 100 balloons that scattered our floor all day long!! It was hard to resist all day
Before we knew it, we had finished our 100th day in general studies and we were off to Jewish studies!
Thursday we had to get back to work after all the excitement from the 100th day! We started our morning by a silly journal question. We had our morning meeting and were off to PE. When we came back, we enjoyed snack time!
We started daily 5 with word work. We did partner quizzing!! Then during work on writing, we did one last comparison of narrative and expository writing. We read a Frog and Toad book and then we compared it to a non-fiction book about frogs! We even talked about the authors purpose about each book: to entertain or to inform. After daily 5, we got to play outside until it was time to come in and take our AR quizzes. We were off to lunch! We worked in our workbooks during math and we finished our first math workbook!!!
Morah Rachel and Morah Hannah came to get us, so we packed up and headed off to Jewish studies. We were very excited to go to rehearsal for our consecration!
Friday morning we started with our spelling review word search and jumped into our morning meeting. Then we were off to library! We came back to enjoy snack and our Magic School Bus episode. Ms. Lewis started giving spelling tests. When snack was over, we took a math test. Our test was all about capacity. Next week, we will have a cumulative test and then we will be moving on to our next math book!
When we finished our test, we had done so much testing and thinking–with our spelling test and our big math test–that we got to go outside until lunch!! What a great treat We were off to lunch and came back excited for our mystery reader!!!
We were excited to welcome………………
Adrielle’s Mommy!!! She gave great clues and we guessed it was her She read an AMAZING book about Rosa Parks! It reminded us about what we learned about MLK. Adrielle’s Mommy even stayed for a round of freeze dance before we packed up and went off to Jewish studies.
COMING SOON TO 1st GRADE…………………..
Mazel Tov to all of Kitah Alef on your consecration!!! We are all so proud of you.
Next week is SPIRIT WEEK! We have discussed this at length in class and have gone over several options to wear each day
Monday-Blast from the Past Day
Tuesday-bring a pair, wear a pair of PJ’s Day
Thursday-Team Spirit Day
Friday-Crazy Hat Day
Thursday is also the Sea to Shining Sea Performance, we hope to see you there!
Lots of fun goings on next week, but we will still be busy learning. Shabbat Shalom!