Notes for the Week:

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Notes for the Week:
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Please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason. Please call me at 899-3075 ext. 2161 or email me at [email protected]
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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.
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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.
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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.
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