Monday, March 14, 2016

Week of March 14th!

March – The Study of Buildings!

For the next week, 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:
The Three Little Pigs by Patricia Seibert
Buildings, Buildings, Buildings by Judith Bauer Stamper
Building A House by Byron Barton

Build It From A to Z by Trish Holland

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 construct 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.

   • Thursday, March 17th, is St. Patrick’s Day. Student’s are invited to wear green!
     There will be an Easter / Spring Break Party in the classroom on Friday, March 18th.      
   • Easter break will begin after dismissal on Friday, March 18th at 3:00 PM. School will resume on Monday, April 4th.
    •There will be no After School Program on Friday, March 18th.

Recommended Home to School Connection:
Universal Handwriting books:
 Monday Page 10  
Tuesday Page 11 
Wednesday Page 12   
Thursday Page 13 
Friday - Have a wonderful break!

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