February.....although the shortest month of the year, is going to a busy one! We will be working on the following topics this month:
In reading, we will continue to work on blends, digraphs and ready fluency. The children have really gained confidence and are becoming strong readers! Keep reading daily at home to reinforce and practice.
We will begin a unit on Famous African American Inventors. Be sure to ask your student to tell you all about famous men and women. We will be doing craftivity projects and displaying our famous inventors in the hallway. We will discuss the following people: Lewis Latimer, Patricia Bath, Garret Morgan, and Philip Downing. We will also discuss Ruby Bridges.
We will also celebrate President's Day, which will lead us into our Winter Break.
In Math, we will work on place value and adding and subtraction to 20.
Our season of Lent starts in late February with Ash Wednesday (Feb. 22). We will discuss this solemn season as we await the resurrection of our lord. Science this month will be rocks. The kids are very excited to share their own personal rock collections! We will discuss sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rock collections, as well as how each type was created.
We will also do a quick study on Groundhog Day and, of course, we will celebrate Valentine's Day! On Valentine's Day we will take a trip to the RPO to listen to classical music. We are very excited about this trip.