Donuts for Dads

Dear Parents,

We are well on our way to Spring and everyone is looking forward to warmer weather (and less rain)! Our class has continued to stay busy with learning, experiments and fun festivities over the past few months too!

In math, the class began learning about money with the introduction of the penny, nickel, dime and quarter (starting them off small!). The chapter began with us discussing the Presidents on each coin, which tied in nicely to our social studies lesson, as we were learning about Mount Rushmore! From there, we began to discuss the value of each coin and then quickly moved on to learning about fair trades. One big introduction was the children receiving money throughout the day for being a good friend, following directions or displaying great behavior. Once they had collected enough in their cups, I opened our very own store for them to shop in! They were all extremely excited about this and much to my surprise, some students decided to save their money for the next week to see if any big ticket items would be added. The store has allowed each of them to understand the concept of money, as well as trading money with me. 

Now that the Superkids have picked a meeting spot, (the bus), cleaned it, and decorated the outside and the inside of it, they have a dilemma! What to actually do when they meet! All of the Superkids have come up with different ideas but they just cannot seem to agree. They have decided they need a boss, or someone to lead the club to come up with fun ideas. I’m sure you heard plenty about this- the Supernoodle is the boss of the club! Each child in our class will get a chance to be the Supernoodle and help me around the classroom as an assistant! We have really been working on mastering the sound of N in words like: send, lent, tent, lend and many more. Keep up the practicing kiddos!

Social Studies had us reviewing the continents and the directions on the compass rose. We talked a bunch about how people use to use maps when traveling. Now people use their phones or a built in car GPS. Our new bulletin board displays the map of our world. Here we will be traveling to each continent to learn more about what goes on around our world. If you are or know someone from another country, please let me know as we would love to have you come talk about it. The kids absolutely love having you or others come in to our class.

We started Fabulous Fun Friday out with Donuts for Dads! What a special morning to see everyone with their Dad’s – reading stories, sneaking bites of frosted donuts and sharing the special Dad packets they created for their #1 Heros. Everyone had such a great time! Fabulous Fun Friday didn’t stop there though! We had a fun lunch with Mrs. Siegleman’s class and after that, Mrs. Bratcher invited us over to watch Horton Hears a Who! Boy, what a way to close out Dr. Seuss week! 

In the next month, I’ll be sending home more information on another special day: Muffins for Moms! We’re just as excited about this too  We also have our class field trip coming up April 1st, so be on the lookout for details!

The word of the week is: Supernoodle!

With love,
Ms. Porto and Ms. Kathie