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Welcome to Room 109!(Week of 2/13/17)

Update: Well, it seems to be snowing again!  
Due to tomorrow's (2/13) snow day,
we will enjoy a combination Valentine's and 100th Day (Hundredtine's Day? : ) on Tuesday (2/14).  
Remember to wear crazy, colorful clothes : )
We will continue with last week's spelling words, phonics, and math concepts throughout the rest of the week.  

Our look at growing and changing will continue this week as we learn about the changes that happen in a garden.  In Frog and Toad Together, by Arnold Lobel (our main story selection for the week), we will read about the things that seeds need to grow.  As we read this and other books, our readers will continue to practice visualization and comprehending story plots.


Phonics will focus on inflected –ed and –ing endings on words in which the spelling changes before the ending is added (If a short vowel word ends in one consonant, double the consonant before adding the ending. ex: clap – clapped – clapping).  We will also look at the sound of r-controlled a (park, cart).


In math we will begin to work with place value.  Our mathematicians will be looking at ways that they make and compare double-digit numbers. The class will also continue to work on addition and subtraction facts in order to increase our speed and comfort.  My thanks to families that continue to practice at home!  I can tell that many of you have put a great deal of time into math facts!


Spelling Words:

ask              asked

jog              jogged

plan             planned

call              called

help             helped

would          look


Reminder:  During the winter we still make every effort to get outside during the day to enjoy some fresh air.  Please make sure that your child is dressed appropriately to ensure his/her comfort.  If children want to go in the snow on the playground, they MUST be wearing a coat, snow pants, boots, a hat, and mittens.  If a child is not wearing these items, he/she will need to stay on the blacktop during recess.  PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS!  When all of that snow gear is hanging together one person’s things can look just like many others!


Please be sure that your child brings a pair of shoes in addition to boots during snowy weather.  Boots are hard to walk in and become hot and uncomfortable when worn all day.  I also recommend that you keep a dry pair of socks in your child’s backpack for days that snow sneaks into those boots and makes a chilly, soggy mess. It is much easier to concentrate on school thinking when we are dry and comfortable!

Important Dates:

February 14th = 100th Day of School!

February 14th = Valentine's Day

February 27th - March 3rd = February Vacation - No School

Classroom Donation Wish List:

  • Books and board games no longer used at home
  • Toys no longer used at home (especially Matchbox cars and small plastic animals/people)
  • Child appropriate magazines and catalogs (for cutting and collage making)
  • Paper towels
  • Baby wipes

  • Wet Ones wipes

  • Tissues

  • Ziplock bags (any size)