5/31/13 Today JK/K stepped up to their future classrooms for a visit. Wow, they are excited to be new Kindergartners and First Graders! What a great year we have had. A healthy and relaxing summer to all, Mrs. K
Rain, rain, go away! We are in need of some May Flowers:)
May 12 (Mother’s Day) is just around the corner and the first graders have been up to some pretty sneaky things..shhhh.
We will have standardized testing towards the end of the week. The OLSAT will be administered; an ability test. Nothing is required but a good night’s rest and a hearty breakfast.
We are looking forward to Big Dave taking center stage this week as our Shining Star and an exciting experiment put on my our Super Scientist: Chloe.
Here’s just a PEEK into our week:
Spelling: Chapter 18- Assess Words and Skill
Skill test, Cloze Story word test, Short vowels are usually spelled with one vowel, long vowels are usually spelled with two vowels.
Daily 5/Reading Groups
Last week, the 2nd graders hosted a “Healthy Plate Lunch.” They have been learning how to place certain foods on a plate to make it, well… healthy and nutritious. The protein choice was a recipe that was spotted by a couple “food detectives”, Sticky Chicken Drum Sticks! The rest of the plate was filled with fruit (strawberries and bananas), veggie (broccoli, carrots, tomatoes) and the beloved carb (whole wheat rolls).
The kiddos invited their parents as well as the first graders to eat and teach all about the healthy way to fill a plate:)
These are not like the nice and tidy ones you see high above in trees; these are the sticky, delicious edible (”eatable”) ones that we made with butter, noodles, marshmallows and EGGS. YUMMY!!
Last week, we had a special guest in the PA Suite. Kathy Doerr, president of St. Louis Shakespeare, came to present Bard-In-A-Box, a lovely interactive workshop. Students in grades JK-4 did an acting warm up, put on costumes, and participated in their own play! AK
On Friday we created Spring Scenes with cream cheese, fruity pebbles and graham crackers!
The first and second graders came in this morning and adorned the classroom with some pretty awesome Leprechaun Traps. We wrote today the order of ” how to catch a Leprechaun” using our special contraptions. The kiddos will set all the traps tonight before leaving for home and maybe, just maybe, we will catch one..or two?
More Leprechaun Trap Pictures to follow…….