Week of March 11, 2011

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Room 101 News

Friday, March 11, 2011

It has been such a busy time in Room 101 and it is wonderful to see all the progress that we have made since September. We celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with some many fun activities that were tied to our favorite books.


We drew our favorite character-Cat in the Hat..they came out wonderful!





Students design their own Silly Glasses!













Reading: In our Journey series, we read stories about the deep blue sea, which was a wonderful connection to our field trip to the Shedd Aquarium. We focused on analyzing and evaluating informational text to determine the Author’s Purpose.  We sang Dolphin, Dolphin,, Ten Little Fishes and A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea. 







During our guided reading groups, our focus has been to begin to read with expression, fluency and accuracy. Please continue to practice reading at home with your child. Help your child to read in phrases using some expression. A great way to do this is to take turns reading pages. Above all, make reading fun! 

Sight Words: is, how, find, this, will, be, there, for.Read Across America/PJ Day








Writing: In our Reading Response Journals, we continued to focus on writing a specific subject, ie. Dolphins and then writing 4 facts/details that pertain to the subject in complete sentences. Also, room 101 is bursting with avid authors writing and publishing books with a focus on personal narratives, fairy tales and even poetry!  I am so proud of their creativity, dedication and watching them become more and more confident in their writing ability. I will be sending an “All about Me”, Author page that I am asking parents to help fill out.  Please return them by next week.







Math: Counting money-Penny, Nickel, Dime and Quarters. We sang songs to identify the coins and their value and have started to count different coins.


Field Trips: We have two additional field trips that are scheduled for May and I will need at least 5-6 chaperones for each trip  . So please let me know if you are interested.  May 11th-Brookfield Zoo-cost $5.00 for the bus.

May 20th– Click Clack Moo Play/ Museum of  Science & Industry-cost $13.00 for bus/admission to the theatrical performance.










Homework Ideas: (Please send it in to share after it is complete, so we can celebrate your child’s hard work!)

*Practice writing sentences using ai ,ay words..or the writing prompt , On a Rainy Day.

* Practice counting pennies and trading 5 for a nickel. Also counting nickels- 2 nickels and trade them for a dime.

* Read a story and have your child identify the Beginning, Middle and Ending..illustrate and write sentences.

Just a few reminders:

1. Please send in an empty plastic container with a lid-small—butter/sour cream for our Mealworms.

2. The Star of the Week is Johnson and he will share his poster with us on Monday.

3. Room 101 Wish list-Paper towels and Clorox Wipes.

4. March 13-Daylight Saving Time- 1 hr ahead


Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Piscitelli

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