I hope everyone enjoyed the extra long weekend. Carly went to her first Music Together class and LOVED it. Your student might have told you all about Carly's sweet dance moves, which she obviously got from me!
I feel like I haven't seen the students in forever! I cannot wait to see them tomorrow morning. I am excited for their hugs and stories. I have missed them so so much! I was truly disappointed when I heard about the snow day!
This week we will not have a homework packet or spelling words. We have finished Unit 3 and will be working on writing about what our favorite story from Unit 3 was. We will also be working on our CEPA for Unit 3 where students will write in the point of view of a caterpillar! Students will write about what it is like to go through the life cycle stages. Tomorrow we will do a fun Life Cycle of a Butterfly craft with Mrs. Ferney's help to kick start our short week of continued caterpillar and butterfly learning!
In Math we will continue to strengthen our addition and subtraction fluency by working on addition and subtraction strategies. We will also focus on Attributes of Shapes!
During the STEM Collaboration I attended on Thursday and Friday, I was able to work with the DESE and teachers from all over MA to focus on adding STEM into the classroom. In April, our class will be using a DESE Model Curriculum Unit on Light and Shadow and add computational thinking and technology into this unit. I am very excited about it! (However, I did miss the students terribly.)
Wednesday is our special Read-a-thon assembly. Mr. Cateon has asked for our class to wear our PATRIOTS or Red, White, and Blue attire while the rest of the school will wear their Feinstein sweatshirts. Thus, you might hear conflicting reports from other students. However, our class was told to wear our red, white, and blue since we we decided that theme for Mr. Cateon's hair. If your student does not have PATRIOTS or Red, White, and Blue attire, please have him/her wear their Feinstein sweatshirt so he/she does not feel left out. Mr. Cateon has informed me that Willett has ordered more sweatshirts for new students only.
We will have GYM on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please have students wear sneakers. Technology will be on Thursday.
There is NO SCHOOL on Friday.
Watch for LOTS of pictures on Wednesday.... ;)
Have a great short week,