Due to Spring pictures, Twin Day has been changed from Friday, March 31 to TOMORROW Friday, March 24. If your student does not have a friend to dress up like, they can wear their Glenkirk spirit wear.
Field Trip: Our field trip to the National Zoo has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The cost of the field trip is $19 for both students and chaperones. Field trip money and signed permission forms are due no later than Friday, March 31, 2017. Chaperone spaces are still available at this time.
Encore Update: Due to the snow days this past week the Encore calendar needs to be shifted 2 days. Today, Monday, March 20 was Day 1-Library. Tomorrow will be Day 2-Music.
School Year Books can be purchased through the Glenkirk home page until April 7.
Writing: We are continuing to work on illustrations and learning how our pictures can help tell a story. We will discuss how using our decoding skills to write the sounds we hear will help the reader more easily read our writing.
An area of focus is to work on letter formation, letter sounds and writing the beginning sounds of a word. We practice writing and handwriting daily. We will begin to practice writing simple "how to" books using sequence words such as first, then, next, and finally.
Reading: We continue to work on building reading skills such as rhyming, sight word, and stretching out sounds during reading groups and language art centers. Please continue to review letters, letter sounds, and sight words at home too. Please try and read 15 minutes daily with your child. We want our students to be invested in reading and support at home is greatly appreciated! During reading we will continue to help students focus on basic story elements such as character, setting, and sequence of events using beginning, middle, and end. This week we will begin to read and discuss Fairy Tales and continue to retell stories using the basic story elements.
Math: In math, we have been learning about clocks and time. We have been practicing telling time to the hour.
Science: In science we are studying the differences between Living Organisms and Non-Living objects. Living is described as anything that is or has been alive. Non-living is described as anything that is not alive and never has been.
Social Studies: We have been reading and learning about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Besty Ross, Pocahontas, and Powhatan.
Dates to Remember:
Friday, March 24, 2017 Twin Day
Friday, March 31, 2017 Field Trip Permission Slips and Fees Due
Friday, March 31, 2017 Spring Picture Day
Friday, April 7, 2017 Teacher Workday-No school for students
April 10-17 Spring Break
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Field Trip to National Zoo