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!
*compared units of measurement to find the appropriate unit for respective objects
*estimated, sorted, graphed, and measured with candy hearts!
Social Studies & Science
*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.