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Class news February 2018

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It's February!  Time is flying and these kinders are growing and learning at lightning speed!  We have recently begun our STEM project which centers around making an air pressured rocket.  Ultimately the whole thing will come together in the next week or so, as the groups complete their assigned roles.  We are having a blast.  Laughing

We have been spending a lot of time on the concrete and symbolic levels of basic operations in math.  We have practiced solving written math problems as well as word problems, which require a keen ear for math vocabulary words.  The children are becoming more familiar with how to read a problem and know how to find the answer.  We continue to count, record, and compare numbers on a daily basis.

Our computer classes are going quite well and the children are really enjoying going up to the lab.  Word has it that Mrs. Litch is very impressed with their technology skills especially mouse control.  We also have a Beebot in our classroom that I am using with the children.  It is a very cute, mobile robot that is in the form of a bumblebee, and it operates on a floor grid.  The Beebot can be programmed to follow a sequence of directions that will bring it to a desired location on the grid.  The children love engaging with the Beebot.

Since President's Day is this month,  I have planned a couple of cute activities that have to do with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  I also have a fantastic map activity involving the state of NH which I hope to squeeze in this month.

Orderliness is the character trait for February and even though it isn't quite Spring yet, we will be getting ourselves organized!  It is nice to clean out messy corners and put everything where it belongs.  The challenge is to be disciplined enough to keep it that way.

We will be having a Valentine's celebration on Wednesday, February 14th (also a free dress day-pink,red, and white).  Please remember to have your child sign his or her valentine cards for the class, but please do not address them with names because it will make passing them out much more efficient. Thank you! Smile