Students have been learning about informational texts and nonfiction text features. Students have been able to pick an animal to research and are in the beginning stages of creating their own informational book about their animal. Students will create an informational paragraph, a diagram, a photograph, and caption within their book. These books will be on display for Literacy Night on February 27th! We can’t wait to share all their hard work with you!
First grade had fun celebrating the 100th day of school on Tuesday. Our 100 day activities included writing, movement, math, reading and enjoying a 100 day treat!
Kindergarten has been working on the teen numbers in Math. Students have been writing up a storm with non-fiction writing. They have loved writing facts about animals, food, and winter.
This month was an exciting month in Early Childhood; we started our Jolly Phonics curriculum. We learned a few letter sounds and the actions for these sounds: /s/, /t/, /a/, /i/, /p/, /n/. We are having so much fun reading each story for the sounds and singing the songs. I bet you are already hearing them at home! Jolly Phonics binder went home with each PM student; this includes the letter sounds and actions to practice.
Love is in the air in EC! We talked all about LOVE, families, and Valentine’s Day. We wrote valentine’s to our friends in class. We made love bracelets, valentine’s mailboxes and many valentine art projects where we practiced our skill of cutting, gluing and following directions.
Some classrooms have different themes such as transportation, community helpers, Olympics and bears, the themes may be different but our learning is the same, every child’s interest is taken into consideration.
5th grade has been investigating the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt. Students are currently working in groups to understand the daily life of Ancient Egyptian social classes. They are conducting research, planning, analyzing, and creating a dramatic presentation to teach their peers about their assigned social group.
WE ROCK IN 5TH!
The 4th grade students at HBT started their energy unit in science. They started with a quick refresher on the invisible force of magnetism to help them begin to understand electrical energy. Students were challenged to find a way to convert electrical energy into light energy with “Sparky’s Light Kit”. Students worked in teams to explore different ways to coax the stored energy in a battery out to illuminate a light bulb!
For the entire second quarter, third grade focused on utilizing nonfiction text features to better understand the world around them. We focused on becoming experts by researching various topics and analyzing the information provided in the text features. As a culminating project, the students created a lapbook about themselves using each of the nonfiction text features they learned.