May 17, 2013
After last week’s beautiful weather, this week has been a little chilly! We’re getting closer to summer!
The children finished up Chapter 10 with the test and the children did very well—18 out of 26 scored 90% or higher! Some of the questions were rather subjective; a couple of answers were acceptable as long as your child could justify it. We began Chapter 11 which is all about measurement. This week we learned shorter/longer and shortest/ longest (length) and taller/shorter (height). Don’t be surprised if your child starts measuring and comparing everything!
We began a new workbook this week with the letter Pp. Each Superkid takes a turn to be the “Supernoodle,” (ask your child!) and Oswald chooses to have a picnic on his day. We decided to make this week a picnic theme! We wrote about a favorite picnic spot, drew and sounded out our favorite picnic foods, and, for cooking, ate picnic foods—ham and cheese on a roll, watermelon, lemonade, and a rice krispie treat! We also played a game that would be easy to duplicate at home: the children chose two consonants and one vowel at random and then tried to make a word. Some of them were funny, but most were real words that your child can read. We also learned the sight word “put.” We wrote about our favorite sandwich in our Journals and also wrote where we would put it!
We had quite a treat this week! Mr. and Mrs. McGee (Arianna’s parents) brought in an assortment of reptiles for the children to see and learn about. And David’s dad will bring in his snake for Show and Tell. Thank you so much to all of you for doing that! It is a great experience for the children.
Mrs. Lyons was out on Thursday and Friday. She had a chance to go with her husband to a business trip to the Bahamas and took it! Do you blame her? She promised that she wouldn’t have too much fun and would think about all of us in Haverhill at least once a day!
We are continuing every day with Charlotte’s Web. This is one of the greatest children’s stories ever written and the children are really enjoying each chapter. Pick a good chapter book to read aloud this summer. We have suggestions as do the children’s librarians! Your child should practice his/her reading every day with something he/she can read. The chapter book should be pure enjoyment—for both of you!
Have a great weekend!
Mrs. Teri Lyons and Mrs. Mary Spero
zero I can friend one we are two be four red yellow blue
pink brown white six see a seven look for give thanks nine
snow no day Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Saturday where on off love big little put