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W h a t ’s h a p p e n i n g i n 1 B ? Mrs. Scott’s Official Newsletter for the Week of March 26, 2012

L it e r a c y a n d L a n g u a g e Daily 5 Work on Writing- using thinking maps to explain why writing, dictation sentences, editing practice reviewing capitalization, punctuation, contractions and subject verb agreement

Work on Words: adding endings such as –ed and –ing to words with silent e, removing final phonemes (sounds) in words, review /oo/ vowel pattern


Investigations Unit 7

1.1 What Comes Next? 1.2 Clapping Patterns 1.3 What Color Will the 12th Cube Be? 1.4 Break a Train 1.5 Make a Train 1.6 What Comes Here? 1.7 What’s the Same? What’s Different? 1.8 Assessment: Make a Repeating Pattern

Literacy CAFE: paraphrasing information, learning how to summarize and synthesize Sight words: about, any, been, down

Writing Workshop Discovering, studying, and writing poetry

Handwriting Without Tears -Reviewing capital and lowercase letters

S o c ia l S t u d ie s March Citizenship Skill: Honesty

S c ie n c e What is a rainforest? Where are the rainforest in the world?

We are collecting toilet paper tubes for a rainforest “craftivity.” If you come by empty toilet paper tubes please send them into class. Thanks!

Learning about the four layers of the rainforest: forest floor, understory, canopy, emergent

Mark your calendars! Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9th are school holidays. We will not have school on these days.

Discovering the different animals in each layer of the rainforest.


Nicole Scott – 1B-

March 26th Newsletter