VALENTINE’S DAY

WE HAD A FUN CELEBRATING VALENTINE’S DAY TODAY!
HERE ARE PICTURES OF OUR DAY:

passing out valentines…

EATING LUNCH WITH OUR FANCY VALENTINE’S DAY TABLECLOTH.
WE ALSO GOT TO EAT A YUMMY HEART-SHAPED DONUT FROM MS. BOWDELL!
 

WE HAD YUMMY HEART-SHAPED COOKIES FOR SNACK TODAY.
(MS. BOWDELL SPOILS US JUST A LITTLE! ;-] )

WE TOOK A LOT OF SILLY VALENTINE’S DAY PICTURES TODAY!
  

these are our 5th grade service squad members,
memori and zealin.

they are so helpful and we really appreciate them! they eat lunch with us, walk with us back to our classroom, and help us wash our hands after lunch.

 

I would like to thank all of the families for my wonderful gifts and cards! They mean so much to me.
I feel so blessed and thankful to be your child’s teacher.

-Miss Bowdell

VALENTINES

 

Please send in your child’s addressed valentines to school tomorrow (tuesday, february 13).

we have 11 children in our class and 4 adults (you do not have to bring valentines for the adults, but the kiddos do enjoy giving the adults a valentine as well).
here are the names of the people in our class:

If you would like to bring a treat in for our class, please remember that we are a nut free classroom.

Thank you!

 

WEEK IN REVIEW

Handwriting Letter of the Week: K
Phonics Letter of the Week: R
Math: Counting, Comparing, and More or Less
Story of the Week: Chrysanthemum

A PEEK AT OUR WEEK…

*We learned about Valentine’s Day
-We decorated our own valentines
-We chose who we wanted to give our valentines to

-We took pictures with our valentines and made a class book with them called The Little Valentine.


~Here is a link to our class book:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hvWPqcPZx2uXcx0yXQZqKCQi7xx-y-ZQ/view?usp=sharing

The students REALLY enjoy reading this story!

Our story of the week was Chrysanthemum
-We discussed Chrysanthemum’s feelings
-We discussed how to be a nice friend and how being mean to others makes them feel
-We practiced talking by answering the question, “What is your name?”
-We practiced spelling our names
-We counted the letters in our name
-We made a graph with our names and how many letters are in our names and then discussed which students’ name has the most letters and the least letters

-We did a Chrysanthemum name craft

We had fun!

On Tuesday was Family Science Night at Snow.
We did our class science experiment a couple weeks ago when we made fake snow.
The students predicted whether or not they thought fake snow was cold or not.

Here are the results from our classroom Super Bowl predictions:

WOOHOO! Go Eagles!!! 😉 

UPCOMING DATES:

*February 12: valentines due
(see pictures below)
*february 14: valentine’s day
*february 19-23: mid-winter break
*march 9: lifetown field trip
(information will come home soon)

PUMA SWEATSHIRT

parents,
we are not sure which boy this zip up sweater belongs to.
if it belongs to your child, please let me know by commenting ON THIS POST, e-mailing me (BOWDELS@dearbornschools.org), or sending a note in your child’s folder. 

thank you! 🙂 

Week in Review

-Handwriting Letter of the Week: R
-Phonics Letter of the Week: W
-Math: Addition & Subtraction

-We continued to learn about winter: the weather, activities, what it looks like, and what we wear. We read interactive books about winter in groups.
-We learned about summer: the weather, activities, what it looks like, and what we wear. We read interactive books about summer and got to play with sand!
-Ms. Bowdell brought in winter items (mittens, hat, scarf, coat, boots, and earmuffs) and summer items (sunscreen, sunglasses, sandals, bathing suit, shorts, and tank top) and we sorted them by season.
-We learned about our new month, February! The children were very excited for a new interactive calendar! We did an interactive activity on the Promethean Board titled ‘February in my Classroom’ and read a mini book with February words. Each child picked a February word. We did a writing project using the word that they picked.

-We learned about Groundhog Day. The students predicted whether they think the Groundhog will see his shadow or not.

-This afternoon we will learn about the Super Bowl. The students will predict which team they think will win the Super Bowl.
I will try my best not to convince them to root for the Eagles… 😉 

-We celebrated Jana’s 7th birthday on Wednesday! We had a BLAST! The children absolutely LOVED the yummy cupcakes and fruit that Jana brought in. They were also very excited about the balloons and goodie bags. Thank you so much, Khalaf Family! 🙂
We love you so much, Jana!
Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Here are some other pictures from the week:

We call Mariam our “classroom mommy”.
She took Abrar’s backpack and cup and helped her get up to exercise. So cute!

IMPORTANT DATES:
-FEBRUARY 7: LATE START
-FEBRUARY 19-23: WINTER BREAK! NO SCHOOL!

FYI: i noticed on the report cards that they mentioned nwea. students in the moci program do not take nwea, so please disregard that. 

 

WEEK IN REVIEW

-Handwriting Letter of the Week: B
-Phonics Letter of the Week: Y
-Math: Subtraction

-We graphed our birthday months.
We used our class birthday book as a visual to help us graph.
We discussed which months had more and/or less, and which months had zero birthdays.
The children really enjoyed this!

HERE IS A LINK TO OUR CLASS BIRTHDAY BOOK:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jaakpL_uqox7_vf9ej6JE8QteOi30ODIwugGV8uaG0c/edit?usp=sharing

the kids absolutely love to read it! 🙂 

Then we celebrated MohammedAli’s birthday with pizza and cupcakes!



-We read the story The Mitten by Jan Brett. We discussed how animals went in and out of the mitten.
The students made predictions on whether or not they think the animals would fit in the mitten.
After we read the story, we measured how many mittens tall the students are! They really enjoyed being measured by mittens.
Our results were very interesting… we have some very tall kindergarten and first graders in our classroom! 🙂

We graphed our results and discussed who is taller, shorter, and the same height.

In the story, the main character wants a “snow white” mitten. His grandmother tells him that she doesn’t think that a snow white mitten is a good idea because it will blend in with the snow and he will lose it. The boy insisted that his mitten be snow white and so that is what he got!
The students got to decorate their very own mitten JUST the way that THEY wanted to!

-We learned a lot about winter this week and the things that we can see and do in winter.
We painted mittens and gloves for an adorable project. The children really enjoyed painting!
We haven’t finished it yet, but I can’t wait to share pictures!
Once the project is completed they will go up in the hallway but I will share pictures on the blog.

We did a winter writing project.
The students picked their favorite winter activity.

I think we will have to have some hot chocolate in our classroom soon! 😉

oTHER PICTURES FROM THIS WEEK: