Springing into action!

Dear Parents,

What an incredibly busy week we have had preparing for things to come. This is definitely a school year for the books. 

Cass is officially the Superkids first Supernoodle. For her first task as the boss of the club, she has decided to have her friends go on a scavenger hunt. Here the Superkids will find the items on her list and then deliver them to Cass. The list consists of a lemon, some buttons, a comic, a red mitten, a hot dog, and some globs of mud. Your kids have worked hard to master the letter M this week. We have practiced our words in spelling bee’s and also practiced our handwriting too! Next week you all will start the P, V, W booklet with your children. 

We also concluded chapter 9 in math which had us learning all about money. We learned everything from the actual coins, the value of each, fair trades, and last but certainly not least, how to add and subtract our money. So next time you head to the grocery store, which I’m sure will be very soon since we are all in need of TOILET PAPER ;), challenge your child by letting them add amounts from the shelves!

This week in Social Studies we continued to review the different cardinal directions North, South, East, and West. For watercolor Wednesday, the kids got to pick a watercolor sheet that represented different things in North America. We had options from the painted ladies in San Francisco to the Statue of Liberty in New York. We also discussed the fact that Canada is North of The United States, and Mexico is South of us.

In science, we scurried over to the lab to finish our unit on measurement. The kids had a really great time in the lab for this unit. They were all such amazing young scientists when using the pan balance and gram bears.  We learned about centimeters, meters, and volume. On Friday we did a special experiment with rainbows by using skittles! I can’t wait for you to see the pictures! We were also able to show each child how a rainbow forms inside a prism. 

As you now know our school has decided to close for the next three weeks. I can’t even begin to say how much of a bummer this is as I will dearly miss your children during our time away. This is certainly not goodbye. Please make sure you are all staying safe and healthy. I care about all of you deeply and want us all to return when it is time. Be on the lookout each morning for an email from me stating what to do for the day in your packets. Please remember I am only a phone call or email away and that I am here for each and every one of you! The kids can’t wait to facetime me to see Guinness my pup, he just gets all the attention lol 😉

With love,
Ms. Porto and Ms. Kathie