Our Week of Giving has been fulfilling for the students. They made holiday cards, gifts and pictures for our family members. We even baked treats for our local firefighters to express our appreciation for their work in the community. A special thanks to Lori Georgeson and Gillian Milligan for their baking expertise.
During our visit with the Dartmouth firefighters, the children had the opportunity to ask many questions such as: How frequently do you get called for rescue missions? How often do you have to stay overnight at the firehouse in a week? What happens if you get many rescue calls at the same time? How old do you have to be to become a volunteer firefighter? The students were quite curious yet also concerned for the firefighters. We were fortunate to receive a tour of a firetruck, then learn about the special respiratory equipment used during rescue missions. We are thankful for the time the firefighters spent with us.
Have a great weekend.
-Chapter 7- Numbers to 20
-Reading and writing numbers to 20
-Learning to use base ten blocks and ten frames to help visualize numbers beyond 10
13 = 10 and 3 more
-Using place value chart to show tens and ones
-Comparing numbers to 20
-Using terminology more than, less than, greater, fewer
-Practicing to read words with magic e
-Learning that u-e has two possible sounds-long u (cute) or oo sound (rule)
-Practicing two books of our choice to read to kindergarten.
-Changing cvc words to words with magic e (cap + e = cape)
-Otis and the Kittens by Loren Long- The story shows the playful friendship between barn animals and a tractor, named Otis. One day, the barn goes up in flames. Otis rescues the kittens from the fire, but then finds himself in trouble. He is trapped in the burning barn that is collapsing around him. His friends work together to save him. This story emphasizes the themes of heroism and devotion.
-Weekend journal-each student is asked to write a full description of an event he or she most enjoyed over the weekend. -"How to" writing- Writing a step by step process of "How to draw a reindeer"
-Writing cards to our family members.
- Preparing questions to ask our visiting community workers from the Dartmouth Firehouse.
-Journal writing- Reflection on the visit from the Dartmouth firefighters.
-Creating holiday cards for members of our family.
-Designing a thank you card for the Dartmouth Firehouse.
-Baking treats as a gift to the firefighters.
-What's inside a Firehouse by Sharon Gordon
-Firefighter in our Community by Michelle Ames
-Reading with our Kindergarten friends (Please check out the pictures on the "PHOTO" page)