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Exploration the week of 12/05

Greetings, Friends & Families!

Poem of the week

In the Summer We Eat

In the summer We eat,

In the winter we don’t;

In the summer we’ll play,

In the winter we won’t.

All winter we sleep, each curled in a ball

As soon as the snowflakes start to fall.

But in spring we each come out of our den

And start to eat all over again.

———— Zhenya Gay

What was Happening?

  1. “K” is the letter of the week.
  2. The letter “K” craft. “K” is for “key”.
  3. The letter “K” poster.
  4. The letter “K” worksheets.
  5. Reading Comprehension: Answering: “What book did we read?”, & “Who was the character?”
  6. Reading Comprehension: Read: “Pete the Cat Saves Christmas” book by Eric Litwin.
  7. Core Words from “Core First” learning series. This week’s core word is “I”.
  8. “We Are” book from “Core First” learning series.
  9. Math Comprehension: Counting numbers 1-10.
  10. Represent addition as “putting together” and subtraction as “taking from” in everyday activities.
  11. Visited Gym, Music, & Art.
  12. Congratulations Bisan for being the student of the month of November. The trait of November was “Gratitude“. We are so proud of you our friend!
  13. This week, we celebrated the birthday of our friends Kareem & Esraa. Happy Birthday friends 🙂
  14. December Objectives:
  • Reading (Literature)- EEL.K.1.e
  • With guidance and support, demonstrate understanding of common prepositions: on, off, in, out. 
  • Reading Comprehension: 
  • With guidance and support, identify the main character, parts of speech, capitalization, and punctuation.
  • Reading-EEL.K.1.f
  • With guidance and support, link two or more words together in communication..
  • MATH-EEK.OA.1: 
  • Represent addition as “putting together” and subtraction as “taking from” in everyday activities.

This week’s story:

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Upcoming Events:

  • December 12th Life town/CBI
  • December 14th Picture Retake Day.
  • December 23 Sing-A-Long ceremony
  • December 24 Winter Break starts.
  • January 9th/2023 School reopens.

Have a nice & safe weekend 🙂

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Exploration the week of 11/28 – 12/02

Greetings, Friends & Families!

Poem of the week

First Snowflake

Snowflake,

snowflake,

blowing into town

like one, last,

summer’s-end

dandelion down,

or a cold little

raindrop

in her winter nightgown.

—————— N. M. Bodecker

What was Happening?

  1. “J” is the letter of the week.
  2. The letter “J” craft. “J” is for “Jelly Beans”.
  3. The letter “J” poster.
  4. The letter “J” worksheets.
  5. Reading Comprehension: “What book did we read?”, & “Who was the character?”
  6. Reading Comprehension: “Pete the Cat Saves Christmas” book by Eric Litwin.
  7. Core Words from “Core First” learning series. This week’s core word is “I”.
  8. “We Are” book from “Core First” learning series.
  9. Math Comprehension: Counting numbers 1-10.
  10. Represent addition as “putting together” and subtraction as “taking from” in everyday activities.
  11. Visited Gym, Music, & Art.

This week’s story:

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Upcoming Events:

  • December 7th Late Start
  • December 12th Life town/CBI
  • December 14th Picture Retake Day.
  • December 23 Sing-A-Long ceremony
  • December 24 Winter Break starts.
  • January 9th/2023 School reopens.

Have a safe and nice weekend:)

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Exploration the week of 11/21/2022

Greetings, Friends & Families!

Poem of the week

Thanksgiving

Thank You

for all my hands can hold—

apples red, and melon gold,

yellow corn

both ripe and sweet,

peas and beans

so good to eat!

Thank You

for all my eyes can see—

lovely sunlight,

field and tree,

white cloud-boats

in sea-deep sky,

soaring bird

and butterfly.

Thank You

for all my ears can hear—-

birds’ song echoing

far and near,

songs of little

stream, big sea,

cricket, bullfrog,

duck and bee!

——– Ivy O. Eastwick

Here is our music teacher’s, Mrs. Reed, link to her blog:

Mrs. Reed’s Blog (and music club information)

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Have a nice & safe Break:)

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Exploration the week of 11/07/2022

Greetings, Friends & Families!

Poem of the week

Colors Crackle, Colors Roar

Red shouts a loud, balloon-round sound.

Black crackles like noisy grackles.

Café clickety-clicks its wooden sticks.

Yellow sparks and sizzles, tzz-tzz.

White sings, Ay, her high, light note.

Verde rustles leaf secrets, swish swish.

Gris whis-whis-whispers its kitten whiskers.

Silver ting-ting-a-ling jingles.

Azul coo-coo-coos like pajaritos do.

Purple thunders and rum-rum-rumbles.

Oro blares, a brassy, brass tuba.

Orange growls its striped, rolled roar.

Colors Crackle. Colors Roar.

———- Pat Mora

What was Happening?

For this week, we decided to revisit the letter “H”. We finished coloring, tracing, finding & highlighting, sounding out, and matching all the worksheets of the letter “H”. We also worked on answering, “What book did we read?” and “Who was the story about?” questions. We read “The Wind Blew” book by “Pat Hutchins”. For “Core First Learning” series, we learned about the core words “I & Not”, and we read “Not From Here” book from that series. For math comprehension, we reviewed counting 1-10 by using different manipulatives, and listened to counting songs. We also started the topics of “Greater than”, “Less than”, &”Equal to”.

We had a beautiful time at the Gym, Art, & Music.

Here is our music teacher, Mrs. Reed, link to her blog:

Mrs. Reed’s Blog (and music club information)

Enjoy this week’s story:

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Upcoming Event:

November 16th Parent-Teacher Conference

Have a nice & safe weekend:)

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Exploration the week of 10/31/2022

Greetings Friends & Families!

Poem of the week

Something Told the Wild Geese

Something told the Wild Geese

It was time to go.

Though the fields lay golden

Something whispered — “Snow”.

Leaves were green and stirring,

Berries, luster-glossed,

But beneath warm feathers

Something cautioned –“Frost”.

Something told the wild geese

It was time to fly—-

Summer sun was on their wings,

Winter in their cry.

——– Rachel Field.

What was Happening?

For this week, we explored the letter “H”. We learned how to sound, find, trace, & color the letter “H”. It was so fun to match pictures that start with letter “H” to their names. We also, learned that the name of two of our friends in our classroom starts with letter “H”, Heba & Hanin. Our craft for this week for letter “H” was “H is for Hearts”. We made our samples and put them inside our classroom, as well as, we made our poster and placed it outside the classroom. We also made a turkey out of a paper plate!

For reading comprehension, we answered “What book did we read?” and “What was the story about?”. Our story for this week was, “The Wind Blew” by Pat Hutchins. This week, we started a new core word from “Core First Learning” series, “NOT”. We also read “Not From Here” book.

For math comprehension, we started more than, less than, and equal concepts. We also reviewed counting numbers 1-10. For science, we reviewed the calendar vocabularies. We enjoyed going to the Gym, Art, & music.

Congratulations to our friend Esraa for being a student of the month of October. Responsibility was the character trait for the month of October.

Finally, it was so fun when we participated on the Halloween party on Monday!

Here is a link for this week’s story:

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Upcoming Events:

November 7th, 10th, & 16th Parent – Teacher conferences

November 8th No school for students

Have a nice & safe weekend:)

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A Friendly Reminder:)

Greetings, Friends & Families!

A Friendly Reminder:

Parent-Teacher conference is on 11/07/2022. Here is a list of our schedule for that day:

Freij’s Family  4:00 PM
Rahibi’s Family4:30 PM
Albazo’s Family5:00 PM
Saraeb’s Family  5:30 PM
Elzahabi’s Family6:00 PM
Karoosh’s Family6:30 PM
Gelan’s Family

Be safe & Enjoy your weekend 🙂

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Exploration the week of 10/24/2022

What was Happening?

For all this week, we continued on working on our letter of the week, the letter “G”. We learned that letter “G” is for “Grapes”, and we made our samples of this letter. We finished the decoration of our room with our crafts, we also decorated our wall outside the classroom with our letter “G” sample. For our reading comprehension, we answered “What book did we read?” and “Who were the characters of the story?”. To answer these questions, we used “We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt” book by Steve Metzger. We are doing great in learning our core words “I” and “Want”, and we are reading “Eat the Rainbow” book from “Core First Learning” series. In math, we counted numbers 1-10, listened to a counting song, rolled a dice and counted different objects. In science, we learned about weather and calendar words. This week’s special was visiting the DIA museum in Detroit. We had a fundamental and educational time during our visit. We visited and had a great time in Gym, Art, & Music. Big shouts & thanks for Mrs. Kimberly White for helping out during our field trip to the DIA museum. We appreciate you Mrs. Kim:)

Story of the week:

Enjoy this week’s pictures:

Upcoming events for the month of November:

November 2nd Picture day

November 8 No school for students.

November 7, 10, & 16 Parent – Teacher Conference.

Be safe & enjoy your weekend:)