This week we continued our discussion of simple machines by talking about who works with simple machines and how you can use them in your life. The students had the chance to walk around Kloefkorn to go on a simple machine scavenger hunt and discovered that there were simple machines around every corner! We also had a great time during our Spring Party! A big thank you to Jenn, Angie, and Mary for volunteering to facilitate an activity during this time, you rock!
During our small groups this week the students made oobleck (cornstarch and water), practiced their recall skills, and learned about rhyming words. You can practice rhyming words at home throughout routines! You can call attention to how the words sound similar and see if your child can think of a word that rhymes too. Encourage any type of word, even if it’s a silly made up word, to support their ability to recognize when a word rhymes.
Our social emotional curriculum reviewed fair ways to play in the classroom. We talked about how students can play together, trade, or share their toys! We utilize a problem solution kit in our classroom that provides children with multiple ways in which to solve their social problems such as: get a timer, trade, ask nicely etc. If this is something you would like to use at your house, let me know! I’m happy to get one to you.
Parent Teacher Conferences
You should have all received an e-mail from me last week about parent teacher conferences. Please let me know if you will be attending conferences so that I can best plan for our meeting.
February 18 — No School (Plan Day)
February 26 — No School (PLC)
March 5 & 7 — Parent Teacher Conferences