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The Exploration of the week of 12/11/2023

This week, we revisited the letter “L”. We finished the letter “L” worksheets. For reading comprehension, we answered “What book did we read?” and “What was our core word?”. We read “Frightening” book from “Core First Learning” series, and our core word was “No”. The story of this week was “Homesick Penguin”. This book was written and illustrated by “Ken Bowser”. We are still learning about number sense, operations, and algebraic thinking, and these are our math concepts for the month of December. We visited Music on Monday & Thursday, Gym on Wednesday & Friday, and Art on Tuesday. Ms. Sandy, our PT, worked with us on Monday, Mr. Al, our OT, worked with us almost everyday. On Thursday, we attended ROAR assembly. “ROAR” stands for “Respect Others, Act Responsibly”.

Happy Birthday to our beautiful friend, Yassmin. She turned ten on Thursday:)

Friends & families, in my last week’s blog I forgot to mention that we started using the Unique Learning System. The month of December theme from the ULS is “The Gift of Giving”. In this unit’s book, students will learn about ways they can give, as well as how giving helps others. The book we started last week was “Give Giving a Try”, and we worked on worksheets that taught us the meaning of giving.

As always, dear parents, it is very essential to help our children grow a love for reading. Reading every night with your child helps strengthen the relationship between both of you, as well as the love of reading. Please, continue reading to and with your child, and for this week, please use the link below to listen and enjoy this week’s story with your child ๐Ÿ™‚

Core Word Focus:

  • December19th Early Release Day.
  • December 22nd Holiday Sing Along.
  • December 23rd-January 7th No School/Winter Break.
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Holiday Week Activitiesย  2023

Holiday Sweater/ Holiday Color Day

Wear your holiday shirts or Colors 

(Green, Red, White)

Tuesday, December 19

*Tinsel Toes Tuesday- 

Wear your crazy/holiday socks and holiday bling

Wednesday, December 20

*Winter Wonderland Wednesday-

Wear white and wish for snow

PTA OREO Day

Thursday December 21st

Think Aloud Thursday

Wear Your Holiday Headwear

(Santa caps, antlers, crazy hair day)

Friday, December 22nd

Holiday Sing-A-Long and 

Holiday Pajama Party

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The Exploration of the week of 12/04/2023

Greetings, Friends & Families!

What was happening in our classroom?

  1. This week we continued our reading comprehension with the learning about the core word “No”.
  2. We answered the reading comprehension questions, “What book did we read?” & “What was our core word?“, and for that we read “Frightening” book from the “Core First Learning” series.
  3. This week’s story was “Christmas Cheer for the Grouch Ladybug”. A book by “Eric Carle”.
  4. The letter of the week was the letter “L”.
  5. We made letter “L” crafts, “L” is for “Ladybug”.
  6. Math concepts and focus for the month of December will be on number sense, operations, and algebraic thinking.
  7. We decorated our classroom door.
  8. Mrs. Sandy, our physical therapy specialist, Mr. Al, our occupational therapy specialist, Mrs. Kim, VI teacher consultant, and Ms. Kaitlyn, our speech therapist visited us during this week.
  9. We visited Music on Monday & Thursday, Gym on Wednesday & Friday, and Art on Tuesday.
  10. Happy Birthday to our beautiful friend, Esraa. She turned eight today. We will celebrate her beautiful birthday when she comes back to school next week!

Dear parents, it is very essential to help our children grow a love for reading. Reading every night with your child helps strengthen the relationship between both of you, as well as the love of reading. Please, continue reading to and with your child, and for this week, please use the link below to listen and enjoy this week’s story with your child ๐Ÿ™‚

Story of the week:

Core Word Focus:

Core Word Story:

Our week in action:

Upcoming Events:

  • December 12th, & 19th Early Release Days.
  • December 21st ROAR Assembly.
  • December 22nd Holiday Sing Along.
  • December 23rd-January 7th No School/Winter Break.

Be safe & enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Exploration of the week of 11/27/2023

Greetings, Friends & Families!

What was happening in our classroom?

  1. We started this week by attending the Quest For Kindness Assembly on Monday.
  2. This week we started our reading comprehension with the learning about a new core word “No”.
  3. We answered the reading comprehension questions, “What book did we read?” & “What was our core word?“, and for that we read “Not From here” book from the “Core First Learning” series.
  4. This week’s story was “Five Little Turkeys”.
  5. The letter of the week was the letter “K”.
  6. We worked on letter “K” worksheets. We made letter “K” crafts, “K” is for “Koala”.
  7. “More & Less” was still our math concept for the month of November. We practiced this concept on math worksheets. We also visited the concept of counting numbers 1-10.
  8. Mrs. Sandy, our physical therapy specialist, Mr. Al, our occupational therapy specialist, and Ms. Kaitlyn, our speech therapist visited us during this week.
  9. We went to Music on Monday & Thursday, Gym on Wednesday & Friday, and Art on Tuesday.
  10. Congratulations to our beautiful friend, Fatima, for her recognition. Fatima was granted a character reward for being thankful for the good things and good people in her life! Gratitude was the character for the month of November.

Story of the week:

Core Word Focus:

Core Word Story:

Our week in action:

Upcoming Events:

  • December 5th, 12th, & 19th Early Release Days.
  • December 21st ROAR Assembly.
  • December 22nd Holiday Sing Along.
  • December 23rd-January 7th No School/Winter Break.

Be safe & enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Exploration of the week of 11/20/2023

Greetings, Friends & Families!

What was happening in our classroom?

  1. Since it is a very quick and short school week, therefore, we chose to review last week’s letter of the week, the letter “J”.
  2. We finished what was left over from last week’s worksheets of the letter “J”.
  3. We reviewed the core word “Stop” so we can answer the reading comprehension questions, “What book did we read?” & “What was our core word?“.
  4. We reviewed “Don’t Stop” book from the “Core First Learning” series.
  5. We read and listened to “Five Silly Turkeys” book by the author “Salina Yoon”.
  6. “More & Less” was still our math concept for the month of November. We practiced this concept on math worksheets.
  7. We also visited the concept of counting numbers 1-10.
  8. Mrs. Sandy, our physical specialist, visited us yesterday.
  9. We visited music on Monday, while we were at Art today(Tuesday).
  10. We ended this week by participating in making a Turkey with the Creative Needs Project group.ย 

Story of the week:

Core Word Focus:

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Core Word Story:

Our week in action:

Upcoming Event:

November 22nd – 24th No School/ Thanksgiving Break

Be safe & enjoy your break ๐Ÿ™‚

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The Exploration of the week of 11/13/2023

Greetings, Friends & Families!

What was happening in our classroom?

We still were working on our reading comprehension with the learning about the core word “Stop”. Again, we answered the reading comprehension questions, “What book did we read?” & “What was our core word?“, and for that we read “Don’t Stop” book from the “Core First Learning” series. This week’s story was “I’m Looking for a Turkey”. The letter of the week was the letter “J”. We worked on letter “J” worksheets, and we made letter “J” crafts. The word “Jelly Beans” starts with the letter “J”. More & less is our concept for math comprehension for the month of November, and we practiced this topic on “more & less” worksheet. We compered turkey feathers to decided which group is more & which one is less. We also made “counting pumpkins” book. For extra math practice, we did a worksheet that explained what would be the new time if it falls back or it jumps ahead! Also, we met our physical therapist, Mrs. LaSandra, Mr. Al, the occupational therapist, and our Speech therapist, Ms. Kaitlyn. We had a fantastic time at the Gym, Art, & Music.

Friends & families, I would like to encourage you to take the time and check out our school PTA Blog to see all the activities are there in our school! Please, click on the link below:

 Howe PTA Blog —   https://howepta.home.blog/ 

Story of the week:

Core Word Focus:

Core word story:

Our week in action:

Upcoming Events:

November 21st, 28th Early Release Days

November 21st Creative Needs volunteering in our classroom for Turkey project.

November 22nd – 24th No School/ Thanksgiving Break

Be safe & enjoy your weekend ๐Ÿ™‚