Notes for the Week: Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason. Please call me at 899-3075 ext. 2161 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Use the newsletter to expand on our school day by asking what your child did. When they say I don’t remember you can use the information in the newsletter to guide answers. My newsletter, along with many other resources can be located on my web site. Some Exciting News!!! Once again Hilliard Elementary will sponsor One School One Book (OSOB). Last year’s book was The World According to Humphrey. This experience was very rewarding for all families who participated. The book is a secret until the kick off assembly on February 29th. Each family will receive a book that is intended to be read aloud. Along with reading there will be activities and community involvement. Everything will be explained in a packet sent home with your child. Reading out loud exposes children to proper grammar and phrasing. It enhances the development of their spoken language skills and their ability to express themselves verbally. I received many comments that entire families enjoyed the Humphrey book last year. To keep young children interested in a nonpicture book you could have them close their eyes to imagine what they think the words are describing, the reader could change the tone of their voice to match the character, and you could paraphrase. Every family that open-mindedly participated in OSOB found the experience a great family bonding opportunity along with further igniting a love of reading. Spring Break is March 24- April 1st. No school for all students. Return to School on April 4th. Week of: February 16-18th & February 22nd-25th Where We Live Letter Mm & Nn IB: Where we are in Place and Time The relationships between and the interconnectedness of individuals and civilizations from local and global perspectives Central Idea: Children can learn about relationships within communities and the world. Key Concepts: perspective, connection Related Concepts: community awareness, relationships Attributes: Caring: friendships, empathy, support of community. Open minded: increasing multicultural awareness and being open to others Attitudes: Cooperation Empathy Integrity Tolerance Transdisciplinary Skills: Social: Building relationships Research: celebrations, communities Lines of Inquiry: Our communities and their resources Skills needed to build appropriate relationships Roles in families February 16-18th Where We Live Letter Mm Tuesday: Greeting & Planning Time: MAT MAN Today we will talk about where we live (our house) and the different types of homes people live in. We will read A House is a House for Me. Work Time: A House is a House for…… fill in the blank writing activity and craft. Large Group/Language Activity: Read: Giggle Giggle Quack By: Doreen Cronin Understanding words that describe books: Title, illustrator, author, & cover. New words and how words can have more than one meaning: “an eye on”, “settle in”, “in charge”. Wednesday: Greeting & Planning Time: PM: SHOW-N-TELL Read: Me on the Map By: Joan Sweeney We will talk about what city/state we live in and the different places in our city/state (restaurants, houses, schools, library, etc.) We are going to “Cruise through Our Community”. We will take an imaginary field trip around Westlake. We will identify the different places and buildings in our community. Work Time: State of Ohio placemats A House is a House for…… fill in the blank writing activity and craft. Large Group/Language Activity: Language lesson with Ms Karen Thursday: Greeting & Planning Time: PM: SHOW-N-TELL Library with Ms. Craven Read Apartment, Houseboat, Houses and Houses around the World Work Time: State of Ohio placemats 1:1 work time Large Group/Language Activity: Read: Giggle Giggle Quack By: Doreen Cronin Identifying 2 words that share the same sound b/s/t Retell the story together~ let’s focus on the characters and setting. February 22nd-25th Where We Live Letter Nn Monday: Greeting & Planning Time: Discovering the United States of America Watch What Does the President Do by: Amanda Miller on bookflix Work Time: Patriotic craft If I was elected president this is what I would do….. Large Group/Language Activity: Read: Jack’s House by: Karen Magnuson Beil Community sort~ we will sort pictures to the correct place in our community. Tuesday: Greeting & Planning Time: PM: SHOW-N-TELL MAT MAN Read: 10 Things I can do to Help My World By: Melanie Walsh Work Time: Patriotic craft If I was elected president this is what I would do….. Large Group/Language Activity: Read: The Way I feel By: Jana Cain Understanding of words used to describe books. Target Words: disappointed, thankful, jealous, proud Wednesday: Greeting & Planning Time: PM: SHOW-N-TELL Lettersize Song Beginning letter sounds Patriotic and not Work Time: Global address booklet. HWT/ Letter Book Children of the world floor puzzle Large Group/Language Activity: Language lesson with Ms. Karen. Thursday: Greeting & Planning Time: Library with Ms. Craven Work Time: Global address booklet Memory game with symbols of our country Large Group/Language Activity: Read: The Way I feel By: Jana Cain Identify words that start with the same sound Producing a fictional story that has a setting and characters Hilliard Mission Statement Hilliard Elementary educates for excellence by creating an environment that promotes globally-minded, compassionate, life-long learners who are knowledgeable and socially responsible citizens Westlake City Schools Mission Statement We Educate for Excellence…Empowering all students to achieve their educational goals, to direct their lives and to contribute to society.