You are more than welcome to return your Village Inn reading logs after Spring Break.
Officer Jacobson from the Skokie Police Department visited room 14. She talked to us about how important it is that we know our first and last names, phone number and address. Please practice these important skills at home with your child!
Room 14 is working on being independent. One of the important life skills we can be independent is tying our shoe laces! The following link will give you a few tips on how to help your child tie their shoes;
Here is a video that gives similar information;
It is always exciting to be an "expert" at something. We have several friends in room 14 that are experts at tying their shoes, your child will be very excited to be one of them!
Our very own PTO is having a Book Barrel at Madison School! Please send your child to school with your spare change on Friday March 9th. Your child will be able to purchase gently used books and magazines that you and your family will be able to enjoy at home.
Each child can select one book at no charge and an additional 1 or 2 books for a donation of 25 cents each! Thank you!
Today we read an incredibly interesting expository text called Baby Animals ABC. We learned about many different types of animals and facts about each one of them.
We also talked about our Valentine's Day. If you choose to send Valentine's, please make sure that every child in the class has their own Valentine. E-mail me if you need our classroom list. Also, if you would like to send an extra treat to school, make sure that it is individually wrapped. Thank you!
If your child choose to bring their book bags home this weekend, please make sure they are returned on Monday. We use these throughout the day and will be adding more books to them on Monday.
You can count the minutes they read those books for both the Village Inn pizza program as well as the Six Flags reading program. Please e-mail me if you have questions about either reading program.
In your child's Friday folder you will find many different catalogs for Scholastic books. They list the DRA level on some of the books. Please e-mail me if you would like to know your child's current DRA level.
Our classroom still smells delicious from the pancakes we made yesterday. Today, we added a new word to our high frequency word wall... good! We had a lot of fun creating sentences using our new word.
We worked on predictions this week. Have fun reading a new story and having your child predict what will happen next in the story.
Have a great weekend!
Today was a very exciting day! We were visited by Dr. Doniger in the morning. She talked to us about the importance of keeping our teeth healthy. She gave us our own toothbrushes and toothpaste! In the afternoon, Lyba, a Niles West High School student spoke to us about the importance of fire saftey. We talked about having a home action plan, just like we do at school.
Have fun talking about both of these important topics at home!
Today we celebrated our 100th day of school! We counted by 100 many different ways. Our favorite is by 1's using this YouTube video: I Can Count to 100! Mrs. Van was so kind to join us today and help us create a snack filled with 100 treats. We wrote a lot about what we want 100 of (and what we don't want 100 of) as well as what we would do with 100 dollars.
Happy 100th day of school!
Lincoln Junior High