This newsletter was dictated by the 7/8/9s and typed by Sami! What a great week!
This week was fun. We were very busy.
On Monday we learned outside time skills. We practiced kicking the ball and throwing the ball overhand and underhand. We also practiced pitching for kickball. Some people thought it was easy.
On Wednesday we had work time with Brittany’s class, the 5/6s and 6/7s. We did finger knitting with them and it was great. Some people did blocks they built a castle with Thomas and Eden. We had tons of choices of what to do for work time and that was fun. We are going to do it every week!
On Thursday we had pottery with Stacy. We did pinch pots. We had to make a ball, put your thumb in it, and then keep putting it in deeper and scrape the bottom to make it smooth. Next Stacy will put them in a kiln to harden and then we can paint them. It was awesome.
Something new this week was morning messages with mistakes. Sami writes mistakes on purpose and we try to find them and fix them. Sometimes there are uppercase letters in the middle of a word or there will be a spelling mess up or there’s meant to be a period. Then we have to figure out how to fix them.
In reading this week we did mostly independent reading and Sami also worked with us on reading and spelling in word study. We are practicing reading words with different sounds.
We started a research project in social studies and science about landforms and bodies of water. Everyone picked their favorite landform or body of water and had to write down facts about what the landform was and where they are and how they form. We looked in books and printed out articles. Then we made posters with all of the information.
We made pictures out of math manipulatives in morning work time one day. Then in math we counted all of the pieces up, how many blues, reds, greens, and all of the colors. We added them up and then had to figure out how far away from 100 we were. It was fun to use the tools and to make pictures for math. In math we are practicing using a 100 chart to solve hard adding and subtracting problems.
During outside time we played in the fort again. Matthew found a horseshoe there. It was really dirty and rusty, but also cool.
Today is Friday. We are writing this letter for you right now. Later we are going to have a walk with the 4/5s to see the big part of the Battenkill River in town.
From the 7/8/9s
Chloe, Cian, Kelley, Matthew, Nathaniel, Noah, and Willem