We are going to have a fancy Love Fest for Valentine's Day today! Thanks to all of your children who created some of the most thoughtful and beautiful valentines as well as brought in so many goodies for us to enjoy! We will do some dancing, play games and celebrate the safe and nurturing community here in our classroom! We are all so lucky!
I meant to share these photos a few weeks ago, (just realized they were on my cell phone). During the month of January the Endeavor team worked in mixed groups to present a Reader's Theater connected to a country on the globe! The presentations were amazing, not only the expression and fluency of the spoken parts but the props and acting by each student! This activity gave students a chance to not only work independently on their lines and props, but a rich experience in cooperative learning and the importance of everyone in creating a final product!
Our President Share is off to an amazing start! We have learned so many interesting facts about the presidents! I have been impressed with the artwork students have created, their sketches are beautiful and accurate. They have really captured each president!We have been presenting about President #22 Grover Cleveland to current President #44 Barack Obama. Mrs. Crowther's class has the first half of the Presidents and by vacation we hope to have a timeline of Presidents lining the kiva! Thanks for encouraging your children to use books!
Before vacation we will wrap up our Geometry Unit in math! Our math vocabulary has expanded this month to include words such as polygon, equilateral, perpendicular, obtuse, acute, scalene, isosceles, diameter, congruent, similar, surface area and volume! We have been working hard to justify properties of shapes like reflective and rotational symmetry, congruence, similarity, proper shape names, and area and volume! Ask your child about it!
I look forward to meeting with all of you during our conferences this week! I am excited to share the growth your child has continued to make here at school as a learner and to set goals together for the rest of the year! Happy Monday!