We learned that for an opinion piece to be successful it must do the following:
1. State the opinion.
2. Give valid reasons / support (we aim for three)
3. Provide closure
This week we practiced these little steps by writing about our favorite Jan Brett book. We also took a sweet little taste test on Wednesday morning and students decided which they like better - Snickers or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. There was a lot of investigating going on as the students determined what exactly is in each candy bar. Some of their conclusions are pretty comical. How do you explain nougat to a first grader????
Several students are still missing the homework from last week. It is very important that each student has this for writing next week. You can download a new copy below if you need one!
I hope that you received my email about Valentine’s Day. Since students will be in school for a 1/2 day we will be doing a special snack at the end of the day. We will exchange Valentine cards in the morning. Students are invited to bring a Valentine’s box to hold the cards that he or she receives. Please place the cards your child plans to bring in a separate bag (ziplock, disposable grocery, or even brown lunch sack). This really helps prevent the cards getting mixed up and saves a tremendous amount of time.
We will enjoy our Valentine’s Day snack at noon before early dismissal.
Ask your child about…Arctic animals, blubber, writing opinion pieces, our candy comparison taste test, and the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mon– John Happy Birthday (26th)
Friday– Brady Happy Birthday!