Happy 2020!!!!

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!

We hope that you all had an enjoyable and restful winter break!  I was delighted to see everyone again and if I’m not mistaken, it seems like everyone grew an inch!

Our class didn’t skip a beat on Monday when school resumed. In math, we reviewed our lesson on bar graphs, picture graphs, pictographs, and tally marks. Then moved on to equal and unequal parts. We learned about lines of symmetry and if we wanted to share with a friend we would have the exact same amount just to be fair 😉 This math lesson happen to coincide with our Science unit! During Science we discussed patterns and different lines of symmetry. There we go with that cross curriculum again! The class has really enjoyed their time in the lab with Mrs. Siegleman’s class!

In Superkids, we finished up learning about EttaBetta, which made that soft vowel e sound, before the break and when we returned, we met a new friend Hot Rod! Hot Rod loves racing and perfecting his car The Fast Cat! He also loves going fast and “hitting the gas”! We have learned how to write the letter H and have come up with many words that begin with the h sound. These kiddos sure do enjoy Hot Rod!

Social studies this month will have us focused and learning the important lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as others like Rosa Parks. This is a difficult lesson but teaches the children all about kindness. Be sure to ask them what they remember learning about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the life he led.

During P.E. this week, the children began their gymnastics unit, how fun! We started off slow by tackling the balance beam. Mrs. Goodson taught our class how to walk forwards and backwards on the beam! It was challenging for some but we sure had fun doing it!

We’re excited to be back at school and can’t wait to share all the exciting things that will be happening in 2020!

Word of the week is back! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is this week!

With love,
Ms. Porto and Ms. Kathie