Feb
2019

# Week of February 25th

We will be identifying key information on penguins. We will document what we read, what we saw, and what we learned for the day. We will review prediction.

Spelling words: (-am) jam, ham, bam, ram, he. she, you

Language Arts

We are learning the l-blends (gl-, pl-, cl-). Sight words: he, she, you.

Writing

We will be write an informational piece about penguins.Penguins are birds. They can__. They have__.

Math

We will review missing addend with numbers for 0-8. We will review decomposition using number bonds going vertical and horizontal. We will be writing equations and drawing pictures.

Social Studies

We will learn about maps and globes. We will explore continents (land) and oceans (water).

Key words to focus on:

• land
• water
• compass rose
• symbols
• key
• map
• directions
• globe

Feb
2019

# Building a shelter to protect our bears from harsh weather-Stem project

Students were given materials and were instructed to plan, build and discuss building a shelter from harsh weather.

Feb
2019

# Teen numbers practice 11-20

Math: We are practicing writing numbers 1-20. We are working specifically on tricky teens. Make sure your child is is writing 14 not 41;  15 not 51 etc.. Here is a chant that will help remember the order of writing the numbers.

1 and 1 make 11 fun,

1 and a 2 tell 12 what to do,

1 and a 3 tell 13 climb a tree,

1 and a 4 tell 14 shut the door,

1 and a 5 keep 15 alive,

1 and a 6 tell 16 pick up sticks,

1 and a 7 send 17 to heaven,

1 and a 8 makes 18 great,

1 and a 9 keep 19 in line

2 and a 0 makes 20 a hero!

We are also highlighting that:

• 11 is one ten and 1 one
• 12 is one ten and 2 ones
• 13 is one ten and 3 ones
• 14 is one ten and 4 ones
• 15 is one ten and 5 ones
• 16 is one ten and 6 ones
• 17 is one ten and 7 ones
• 18 is one ten and 8 ones
• 19 is one ten and 9 ones
• 20 is 2 tens or 10 and 10

Feb
2019

# Week of February 19th

Welcome back! Hope everyone had a restful 2 day break.

We will be identifying problem and solution. We will review prediction.

Language Arts

We are learning about l-blends (fl, bl, cl) Sight words: go, look, we, in.  We are reviewing short vowels in CVC words

Writing

We will be write a narrative about scenarios to do with 100 day. What will I look like at 100 years old. What will I do with \$100 dollars. We will learn how to address in a letter/card.

Math

We will learn about missing addend with numbers for 8. We will review decomposition using number bonds going vertical and horizontal.

Science

We will create structure to protect us from the harsh weather. Students will plan and create a structure using materials provided.

Dates to keep in mind:

**100th day of school is Friday, February 22nd.

**Your child can dress up as a 100 year old person on that day.

-Ms. Mohamed

Feb
2019

# Valentine’s note

Dear Families,

Thursday, February 14 is Valentine’s Day and 1/2 day at school. There will be a Valentine’s Day party beginning at 10:30am until dismissal. Your child may wear pajamas to school on that day. If your child wishes to bring in Valentine’s cards for the class, they may. There are 26 students in the class. You may have your child address them as “To: My Friend” or they may personalize them.  The class list is below. You may also send in candy or treat bags to pass out.  Feel free to come in for the party, as there are also a few crafts planned.

Thank you so much for all of your help and support!

Lisa Harajly

Ms. Mohamed’s Class List

1. Jacob
2. Emma
3. Dana
4. Ali A.
5. Yasmeen
6. Hannah
7. Ismail
8. Ammar
9. Lillianne
10. Wassim
11. Yasmina
12. Layla
13. Isaac
14. Robbie H.
15. Amelia
16. Lillian
17. Mia
18. Ayah
20. Abbas
21. Nabil
22. Hussein
23. Ali S.
24. Rabi T.
25. Morgan
26. Noah
Feb
2019

# Week of February 11th

Check out what we are learning this week:

We will finishing up our polar bear investigation. We will practice making predictions to valentine read alouds.

Spelling words: (-ap) tap, cap, map, to, for, love

Language Arts

We are reviewing all blends and digraphs: th, ch. sh, ph, wh.  Sight words: to, for, love.   We are reviewing short and long vowels: a, e, i, o, u

Writing

We will be finishing up our informational piece about polar bears. We will make valentine cards to give to family and friends. we will learn how to address in a letter/card.

Math

We will continue to learn about number bonds. We will decompose and compose numbers 6,7,8.

Science

We will continue to chart weather conditions daily in order to forecast the weather. We will chart the weather daily and analyze the data.

Dates to keep in mind:

*Half day on Thursday, Feb. 14th

*Pajama Day on Feb. 14th

*Mid winter break begins on Friday, Feb. 15th-Monday, Feb. 18th

*Students return on Tuesday, Feb. 19th

*Homework will be due on Tuesday, February 19th

*Your child may bring Valentines to share on the 14th. We have 26 friends. We have 12 girls and 14 boys.

Have a wonderful week!

Ms. Mohamed

Feb
2019

# Traveling zoo visiting Howard

We are having the zoo visit us at Howard for free! The form was sent home today to participate. Please sign and return to participate. If you do not sign the permission slip, your child can not attend. . You do not need to send money. If you want to buy pictures, than complete the form and send money with your child. Attached is the slip, in case it did not make it home today.

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Furthermore, No school for KG only Friday, February 8th. See you Monday!

Ms. Mohamed

Feb
2019

# Week of February 4th

Four day week this week for Kindergarten only!!

Check out what we are learning:

We are listen to collect information. The main idea will be polar bears and we will collect supporting details on the subject.

Spelling words: pan, man, fan, at, like, a

Language Arts

We are learning about the blend: ph-, Sight words: you, get.   We are also learning about long vowel u.

Writing

We will be writing a informational piece about polar bears. The sentence stem will go as follows: A polar bear is a mammal. It has__. It can__.

Math

We are starting a new module this week. We will compose and decompose numbers of 5. We will learn about number bonds.

Social Studies

We will learn about how things change over time. We will learn about artifacts to help learn about the past. Artifacts or resources used will be: photo albums, old diaries, computer research, ask an expert.

Science

We will continue to chart weather conditions daily in order to forecast the weather. We will chart the weather daily and analyze the data.

Reminders:

Late start Wednesday, Feb. 6th

No school for kindergarten on Friday, Feb. 8th

Have a wonderful week!