Friday, February 19, 2016

Week of February 22nd!

February – The Study of Buildings!
For the next four weeks, students will learn about buildings.  As we investigate this topic, we will work together to find the answers to our theme questions.  Some of the questions include: What do buildings in our neighborhood and other places look like? Who builds buildings? What are buildings made of?

Some of the books we will be reading this week are:
  •    A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
  •    House, Sweet House by Judith Bauer Stamper
  •    Buildings, Buildings, Buildings by Judith Bauer Stamper

Lessons and activities for the theme:
Math – Students will have connecting blocks to create and measure structures.
Art – Children will have access to magazines with pictures of buildings and scissors to make collages or play-doh to build their own buildings.
Blocks – Students will be able to create numerous types of buildings with different blocks.
Pretend Play– Students will have construction worker clothing and props that reflect neighborhood buildings.
Science - Students will be able to observe sample building materials, such as, brick, wood, steel, and cinder block with magnifying glasses.

  Tuesday, February 23rd is Hippie Day!  Your child can come to school dressed up as a hippie. There will be a contest for the best costume!  The contest will be held in the gym at 1:30, parents are welcomed to attend.

Recommended Home to School Connection:
Universal Handwriting book:
 Monday – Page 74   
Tuesday – Page 75 
Wednesday – Page 76  
Thursday – Page 77  
Friday - Have a great weekend!

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