Throughout the second trimester, a number of our stories, poems and center activities will focus on our school-wide theme of “Celebrating Differences”. The children will become familiar with the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through the book and video entitled “Martin’s Big Words”. Students will write about improving our world and living in harmony as prompted by his “I have a Dream” speech. The children will also celebrate diversity by learning about our world and its cultures. All students will have an opportunity to sample several dishes from around the world at our International Food Festival.
In February, the kindergarten classes will celebrate both Valentines Day and the 100th day of school. Various fun and exciting activities are planned for these days. Our 100th Day activities will include various Math centers focusing on the number 100.
March will begin with a weeklong variety of literacy-based activities to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The week will end with a special snack of green eggs and ham.
This new trimester brings with it a new science unit in weather. The students will continue to develop their literacy skills through writers workshop, readers workshop, guided reading along with literacy based centers. In Math, our focus will be on addition and subtraction using the new math enVision program. The children will continue to work on number sense, using a variety of hands-on activities in math learning centers.