March 5, 2018

March 5, 2018

Dear Parents,

This letter is extended from Friday due to our day off.

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday was March 2nd but we celebrated all day today since we were enjoying our snow day on his actual day!  We started our day by reading the book and then having a Green Eggs and Ham breakfast right here in our classroom.  It was delicious and special. Mrs. Palmer read a book to us called The Cat in the Hat.  Our target today was to identify the messages behind his books. We also listened to One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Horton Hears a Who. As a class we came up with MANY lessons he teaches us. Ask your child about them. We even ate cupcakes and watched The Lorax (the original) in the afternoon.  Some children are bringing a Dr.Seuss book home in their reading baggies as well! If you have any Dr. Seuss books at home, read them with your child and talk about what he was trying to teach us from each of his books.

In math last week and this week, we worked on identifying and representing 2-digit numbers as Tens and Ones.  We are also working on expanded form for 2-digit numbers. The children are doing very well but for some reason many have more difficulty with place value for the teens rather than other 2-digit numbers.

In SS we have been reading about the presidents, in particularly George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. We will continue with this as we are also studying biographies in ELA.

This weekend the Iditarod Sled Dog Race began in Alaska. We will follow this race in the classroom and learn about life in Alaska. We did not get to it today, due to having to reschedule Dr. Seuss Day but we will begin tomorrow.

Thanks,

Andi Cammer