Soursdey Chhnam Tmei (Cambodian)
Chuc Mung Tan Nien (Vietnamese)
Feliz Ano ~Nuevo (Spanish)
Bonne année et bonne santé (French)
Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (Hawaiian)
????, Xin Nian Kuai Le (Chinese)
***No matter the language, it all means the same…Happy New Year! Wishing you all a year of prosperity, happiness and good health.
***Thank you again for all the ‘last day of school in 2011’ surprises and good wishes. I am truly grateful for all your kindness and generosity.
***We aesthetically scanned an art print in class on Tuesday. (Wow! That sounds like something college students would do…not second graders!) Then we created an art piece, which was in the style of artist Jasper Johns. His early works were composed using simple schema such as flags, maps, targets, letters and numbers. We used the letters of our names to create interesting designs.
***Our interactive read aloud this week was in the genre of folktales. The children loved the story “Anansi Goes Fishing.” Other Language Arts areas we are working on this week include practicing verbs for the present, past and future, compound words such as weekend and basketball, and the letters Jj, Rr for handwriting.
***Homework this week is two complete entries in the Reading Logs, a Math game called “Crossing the Pond,” a verb worksheet and for Social Studies, a short biography.
***We are beginning a new unit in our Writer’s Workshop called Informational Writing: Letters. Our goals are for students to be able to write a friendly letter that includes the date, salutation, body, closing and signature.