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April / May
Life Science -
Structures and Functions of Living Orangisms/
Plants and Animals:
What do plants and animals need to survive?
What are living things?
There are many different kinds of plants and animals on Earth.
We will compare characteristics of animals that make them alike and different
from other animals and nonliving things.
We will compare characteristics of living and nonliving things in terms of their:
- Basic Needs
Next Generation Science Standards
Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
[Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.]
Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs. [Clarification Statement: Examples of plants and animals changing their environment could include a squirrel digs in the ground to hide its food and tree roots can break concrete.]
Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. [Clarification Statement: Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.]
Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air, and/or other living things in the local environment.* [Clarification Statement: Examples of human impact on the land could include cutting trees to produce paper and using resources to produce bottles. Examples of solutions could include reusing paper and recycling cans and bottles.]
CCD: Organisms, diversity, botanist, zoologist, habitat, characteristics
Our Math Focus
Practice modeling correct number formation!
Go outside with a paintbrush and water and teach your child how to make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 on the sidewalk!
( Parents: Make sure you model the numbers first, you are working on making sure the numbers are facing the correct direction, so modeling is the key)
Can you do this?
Create a number story...
Look at this image, can you create a story problem?
Can you write a number sentence too?
Play games with the Ten Frames and the Teen Numbers...1 ten and ? ones... Show it on the Ten Frames?
Write the number I created for you on the Ten Frames...
Pull out the TEN FRAMES and play games!
we will be practicing two ways of counting 10's ( eleven, twelve, thirteen.... and 1- ten 1-one, 1-ten 2- ones, 1-ten 3- ones)
Math Academic Vocabulary: Compose , decompose, estimate, adding, plus, take away, subtract, before, after, greater then, lesser then, fewer, the same, equal to, between, volume, capacity
MRS. ERVIN'S CLASS
Fun Physics ~ Amusement Park!
Time spent learning together!
Try these out, it is fun and you'll learn a lot!
Valentine's Day Celebration!
Coleman Family Feast 2016
Practice Zoo Phonics and Learn !
Zero the Hero!
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Important People at Our School
FRIENDSHIP / AMISTAD
What is "FRIENDSHIP"?
Where can we find the true meaning of it?
How does friendship FEEL?
What does it LOOK like?
What does it SOUND like?
What is your own definition of "Friendship"?
(Talk about this as family)
¿Qué es la "Amistad"?
¿Dónde podemos encontrar el verdadero significado?
¿Cómo se siente amistad?
¿Qué te parece?
¿Cuál es tu propia definición de "Amistad"?
(Hablo de esto como familia)
Here is what Yosemite Jr.and Yosemite Grizzly did this summer!
Come make a splash with me in Kindergarten!
Room 2's Daily Schedule
Enrichment 8:45 - 9:20
Circle 9:20 - 9:50
Groups 9:55 - 10:40
Recess 10:45 - 11:05
Core Study 11:05 -11:50
Lunch 12:00- 12:40
Story/Choice 12:40- 1:35
Something to Think About
WHAT IS LOVE?
When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.” Billy – age 4
“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little starscome out of you.” Karen – age 7
“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” Terri – age 4
“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.” Chris – age 7
“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” Jessica – age 8
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Links to Learning
Our Language Art Focus
1) Work on naming all capitol and lower case letters out of order
2) Work on saying the sound of upper and lower case letters out of order
3) Match or say as many words that start with the letter you see or are shown
4) Create rhyming words
5) Work on identifying beginning and ending sound of a word
guide your child to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
guide your child to identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
guide your child to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
* Work on the formation of upper and lower case letters
*Work on sounding out and writing the letter that matches the sound to make words
* Work on leaving finger space between to words
A good way to start these is to work on your child's first and last name: teach each letter name , sound, correct way to make the letter and start using lower case. Make this fun, use play dough, shaving cream, a paintbrush and water, but model first!
Start small and add on!
Rainbow Letters to work on:
a, s, m, t, r, p
i, b, h, n, v
o, d, c, f, g,
u, k, l, q, z
Rainbow Words to work on:
I, me, am, can, see, and, go, to ,for, like, the
be, by, have, in, it, my, on, out, come, think, you
we, he, she, are, went, is, here, play, because
what, that, not, at, or
Just a thought
Asking more directed question, rather then open ended question, will help you learn more about our day. You might ask
"Can you teach me a song you sang today?"
Mrs. King Paddle boarding in Alaska
Are you about to start kindergarten, here is a site to check out!
Light and Numbers~ "What do you see?"