South Class News May 5
inspired many discussions about how we can take care of our world. We had some fruitful discussion about how we can clean up the environment and what each one of us can do not only on Earth Day, but throughout the year to keep our environment healthy.
For the third year during Earth Week, now an official tradition, the Rabbits went on a short field trip to walk to the empty lot at the end of Gaven Street. We ended up collecting a lot of litter. We found one huge suitcase that we filled with two big bags of trash. We also found a large screen and a metal rod, all from just one tiny area of our block. It put into perspective how much work can be done to better take care of our community.
Morning Circle and Lunch Time:
We started reading a chapter book from The Ralph Mouse Collection: The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. Cleary is an award-winning American author, whose books have enchanted many young readers. The Mouse and The Motorcycle is aimed at the younger end of her audience. Kids can’t help but love Ralph, the spunky little mouse with big dreams, who lives in a hotel and wants nothing more than a chance at riding that red motorcycle; the motorcycle that will lead him into countless adventures with his human friends. Our students have been intently listening every time we read another chapter. Ask your child what Ralph has been up to lately! Before each time we read, we review the title of each chapter and recall what we learned from the last chapter. We also make predictions of what we think will occur in the upcoming chapter. We end our chapters by reflecting on what we have just read. Other “teaching” opportunities that occur when reading chapter books are: learning to relate events in sequence, memory training, and visualizing images.
Sound of the Week:
May 8 – / ch / as in chair
May 15 – / th / as in thimble
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES:
Saturday, May 13 – Patty’s Retirement Party, Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park 12:00 to 2:00 pm. PLEASE RSVP so we can assure the food truck is prepared (link in Tuesday Note Home)!
Friday, May 19 – Bald Eagle Field Trip to McLaren Park
Monday, May 29 – No School, Memorial Day
Friday, May 26 – PJ and Stuffy Day
Thursday, June 1 - Elkus Ranch North/South Kindergarten Field Trip
Thursday, June 8 – Last Day of School and South Class Potluck
South Class News May 5
Posted May 04, 2017