January 14, 2011  –  FRIDAY LETTER


The books used to highlight the character development and talking bubble books include Caldecott Honor Medal Books: Knuffle Bunny, The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! by Mo Willems.

Some websites to go on:

Please feel free to comment so we can add to this list!




  • We explored the use of symbols to compare quantities.
  • We discovered a different way to set up a number sentence.
  • We found patterns on number lines.
  • New math terms include: ‘minus’, ’plus’, ‘equals’.

Social Studies:

To prepare for Dr. Martin Luther King’s Birthday we discussed peace in action and using peaceful words. Our K-2 Prayer Service highlighted his commitment to Peace. We read “The Sneetches” by Dr Seuss and discussed fair and unfair rules and kind vs unkind words.

“It was a really hard life trying to get people to be nice and to have Peace” Sydney

Happy Birthday Dr King!

“I Have A Dream” Speech here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbUtL_0vAJk

“Recycle Runway” is planned for this evening, January 17, 2011 at 6:00 PM.

There is NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 17, 2011 to celebrate Dr. King’s Birthday.

2 responses »

  1. Rebecca Missonis says:

    Thank you, Heidi and Pat, this blog is fantastic.

  2. Rebecca Missonis says:

    Yes, they work for me!

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