Saturday, December 27, 2014

Read, Read, Read!

Take a look... it's in a book... a Reading Rainbow!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Things To Do Over Winter Vacation

Fun Family Activities (see below)

WNET Holiday Happenings in NYC
Kid Fun in Grown Up Museums
The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
through December 31
Rockefeller Center Tree
through January 7
City Harvest Gingerbread Extravaganza at Le Parker Meridien
through January 6
New York City Transit Museum Holiday Train Show (Grand Central Terminal)
through February 23
Super Sabado Super Holidays at El Museo del Barrio
through December 21
Powerhouse on 8 Kids Readings 2013
(8th Avenue & 12th Street)
until June 
Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre (Bank St. Bookstore)
through February 23
Visit any of these places?  Take a picture to show your classmates when you return back to school on January 5th!  Write ALL ABOUT it for your writing homework... We wish you a wonderful holiday vacation!

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Shiro's of Japan

We will be attending our FIRST field trip as FIRST GRADERS on Thursday (one week from today)!

We will get to learn about Japanese culture, watch how food is made, and try some delicious food.  We will form opinions about the restaurant, environment, and food.

Please make sure ALL permission slips and money are handed in by tomorrow, Friday December 12, 2014 to attend the trip.

We had A LOT of parents interested in attending.  Unfortunately, because other classes will be attending the field trip as well, and the restaurant limits our number due to seating availability we are only able to have 2 to 3 parents attend.  We took the parent names that were interested, placed them in a hat, closed our eyes and selected 3 names.

Danna's dad will be coming!

Michael's mom will be coming!

Ashley P's mom will be coming!

If you were interested in attending this field trip, you will be given first priority for our next trips.  We are planning to go to Sprinkle of Fun in January and Paper Bag Player sing-a-long show in February.  Thank you so much for your support and for volunteering -- we are so happy that you want to be a part of these experiences and look forward to having you participate in our future trips.


We are experts at so many things.  We know a lot about many different topics.  To support your child with their writing we have been assigning different nonfiction text features to practice at home.

Your child should be explaining to you the topic that they are writing about in class.  At home or the library, on the computer and taking out books your child should learn even more about their topic.

When reading, we have been learning about arctic animals such as polar bears and penguins.  Ask your child what facts they learned about these animals through our read alouds.

During reader's workshop we have been learning about the difference between nonfiction (real) and fiction (pretend) books.  We have been studying nonfiction text features in the books we are reading and collecting facts on our tables topics (plants, animals, crops)