Sunday, November 17, 2013

What's New Newsletter November 18 - 22, 2013

What’s New in One and Two?

Week of November 18 - 22, 2013

*Reminders – Student-led Conferences on Tues. and Wed. - Nov. 19 & 20

                   - Boston Pizza lunch orders due on Friday, November 22

                   - Hot Lunch Lady orders due on Monday, November 25


HAPPY BIRTHDAY!                 MAYA                 NOV. 21

We are starting our next science unit this week called “Objects and Materials”.  Later on in this unit we will be making our own robots out of old/broken small appliances (hair blowers, radios, mixers, etc…).  We will be cutting the electrical cords off so they don’t have to work.  We cannot take old computers or TVs because of the unsafe materials.  So please, start looking around your house and ask your family for suitable appliances.  We will not need them until closer to Christmas time.  Please do not send anything to school yet, we don’t have room to store them.  Thanks.

STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES                                                                             
The student-led conferences are being held this week on Tuesday and Wednesday after school and evening.  Your child will be sharing their learning portfolios with you.  There will be other families in the room at the same time.  If you have not received a conference time confirmation sheet yet or have not signed up for a time slot, please call the office.

In math class we have been working on addition.  We are learning the different ways to make each number (1+2=3, 2+1=3, 3+0=3, 0+3=3).  All of these number sentences belong to the house of three.  Some children count on their fingers, which does work, for a while.  Some children draw a picture or tick marks.  We have been working on using a number line to add.  Start at the first number and count up the number of hops.  We are also working on knowing the facts automatically, by heart.  You can help your child practice their addition facts in a fun way at home.  Ask them some questions while driving in the car or while making dinner.  Learning is increased if the problems are meaningful and based on real life situations.

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