Hello Cedar One Families–
February flew by in the wink of an eye and the date for our musical play, Friendly Neighborhood Helpers, is already upon us! Please join us this Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 sharp, right in our classroom. Please be on time as we’re going to get started right away. We’ll be out of there by 7:00 at the latest. The kids are VERY excited, and many of them nervous. It’s not a big production–I’m purposely keeping it simple–but you will enjoy it.
Our hundredth day of school was a success. We had a Hundreds Museum and classes came through and saw the collection of 100 items that every student brought to school. We have been working a lot with place value in math, and the 100th day was a great opportunity to talk about the hundreds place. Last week’s focus in math was adding multiples of 10 to a number (e.g. 34 + 40). See pictures of our 100th day here.
We have completed our Sound & Light unit in science. We worked with flashlights and mirrors to determine how light can be redirected using mirrors. We also talked about that we see objects by light reflecting off objects and being directed into our eyes. This led to the idea that light is necessary for us to see.
In other news, we have wrapped up our learning about African animals by learning about hippos. Tomorrow we will start in on Asian animals. We will learn about the tiger, the orangutan, and the giant panda this week. Our study of animals will culminate with a field trip to the Oregon Zoo on Thursday, May 3. Edgewood’s first grade went to the zoo last year and it was a very successful day. Think of it as a normal field trip but with an extra-long bus ride. Parent chaperones are encouraged, but room on the school bus will be tight, so some carpooling will probably have to happen. Anyway, it’s a long way off–just wanted to give you a heads up that it is happening.
Thanks to everyone who has volunteered in the last few weeks. It is SO helpful to have another adult in the room, and the kids love having family members join them in their classroom community. You can sign up here or by clicking on the icon at the top of this webpage.
See you Thursday evening!