Feb 7-10 & 13-17

Mrs. Salamon’s Stuff

February 7-10 & 13-17, 2012

Reading and Writing

*used our collages to help us write detailed stories about an exciting moment


*began our mini-unit on Folk Tales by reading The Little Red Hen, The Ugly Duckling, and The Three Little Pigs


*practicing sequencing with the events in The Little Red Hen


*Compared The True Story of the Three Little Pigs with the original version, on a Venn diagram


*did “making word” activity with the letters in “dinner” and “penguins”


*practiced our spelling words with up to 9 various activities in Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe!


*measured to the ½ inch and ½ centimeter (note: this is only done when the item measured falls between the two numbers)


*introduced peRIMeter  as the outside measurement of an object


*introduced area as the inside surface measurements of an object (labeled as unit squared)


*found the perimeter of letters on graph paper spelling “Be Mine”


*created floor plans for a house and found the area & perimeter of each room, and the entire house!

Math cont.

*compared units of measurement to find the appropriate unit for respective objects


*estimated, sorted, graphed, and measured with candy hearts!



Social Studies & Science

*created windsocks


*discovered that heat & the sun make air/wind


*discussed Black History Month with short biographies


*Watched a short Bill Nye the Science Guy video on measurement and patterns


*Thank you again for the lovely orchids for Valentine’s Day! You are too sweet :)

*Please note our snack schedule reached the end of rotation and began over again.  Check here for the schedule.

*Otter Creek, the timed, differentiated math quizzes will begin next week! Look for more information to follow.

*Two field trips are coming up! Be sure to fill out BOTH SIDES of the permission slips coming home on Monday!!

*No School Monday, February 20, in observance of President’s Day!

*Science Fair Night, March 2.