The IXL homework for the week is as follows:
Math: W2 (Name the three-dimensional shape), R1 (Introduction to patterns)
Language Arts: O1 (Choose the picture that matches the vowel-team word), PP2 (Capitalize Days and Months)
As many of you already know, we will be going on a field trip to a Whale Watch with the Pacific Whale Foundation on Thursday, March 5. All children going on the trip must ride the bus. The bus will depart the school at 9:00 a.m. If you would like to be a chaperone for the trip, you can meet us at the PWF classrooms between 9:30-9:45 a.m. I will be sending home print copies of both waiver forms with your keiki on Tuesday, February 18. Please return all waivers by Friday, February 28. The cost of this field trip is $8 per child and $15 per adult chaperone. All money is due to the main office by Friday, February 28. We will be eating lunch and snack on the field trip, so please pack a snack, lunch and water bottle the day of the trip. If you would like to order a school lunch that day, please let us know by Friday, February 28 so we can make a timely request of the kitchen. Please let me know if you have any questions.
In the classroom:
Last week’s Hawaiian word was “ae” meaning yes. This week we are learning about the word 'Aina, which means land. We are also continuing to learn hula steps and the words to Hawaii Aloha as well as a few other songs.
In Language Arts, we worked on the r-controlled -ar sounds in phonics. In Language Arts, we read the book The Koala that Could by Rachel Bright. We worked on the central message,which was about not being afraid to let go and try something new. Perfect for our Choose Love month! We also talked about having a growth mindset for learning, which was also aligned with Choose Love month!. This week we will be learning, the -ed/-ead word families. We will be reading the biography of Jean Michael-Basquiat called The Radiant Child by Stevaka Steptoe, and children will learn information about his life and understand the meaning of a biography. We will also work on vocabulary words, reading comprehension and writing dates correctly with capitals and commas.
In math, we continued to work on three-dimensional shapes and patterns. This week we will have an assessment on shapes and patterns before we begin our next math unit.
In Science, we had a visit from an indoor Planetarium last week, and the children got to see and experience the universe around them. We also hosted an art gallery type of exhibit of our Upcycle Projects and were visited by the kindergarten, third and fifth grade classes. This gave each child an opportunity to share their project ideas in a small group discussion. Grades for all Upcycle Projects will be posted on Power School soon. This week, we will continue our discussion of space.
And of course, last week was Valentine’s week, so we had lots of examples of “choosing love” throughout our days. Thank you so much for the lovely Valentine’s Gifts and Cards!
Aloha, Ms. Emily