On Monday we learned more about Asian Lunar New year and were honored to see a traditional Lion Dance Performance to usher in the New Year of the Ox. This week we will be learning about this big celebration which takes place in many Asian communities through books and poems, samples of traditional celebratory foods and by creating crafts that reflect the significance of this time of year for so many around the world and in our school as well! In literacy studies; I will also be introducing compound words and new little books to reading groups as well as new math work while refreshing the students understanding of numbers 1-100, counting by 10s and 5s, number games and problem solving. We will also be checking in on our quickly growing bulbs that we planted several weeks ago. The students are measuring and sketching the buds and finding all sorts of flora and fauna in the compost that Ms. Julia our Outdoor Center Mentor had us plan our bulbs in! Fun for all, especially with our new hand held micro scopes! Keep up the great work with the take home books. It makes all the difference!