With 668 Box Tops, our class sailed away with first place for the March Box Tops contest! Whoo Hoo! Thank you so much to all of our families for your diligence in checking for Box Tops and sending them to school. The children will all receive a coupon to CiCi's Pizza from the Mill Run PTO to mark this momentous occasion!
The character trait for April is responsibility. We have been discussing what it means to be responsible, including doing what you are supposed to do without being told. Please discuss your expectations for responsible behavior with your child. Since we are also celebrating Earth Day this month, this is a perfect opportunity to link to how we can be responsible with our trash.
In a recent guidance lesson, Mrs. Fulkerson was able to congratulate both our star citizen for February, R.K. (right) and for March, N.T. (below). Well done, girls!
We have begun a math unit focusing on money. You can help your child practice identifying a penny, nickel, dime, and quarter. You can ask your child to tell you how much money you have with a small collection of change. You could also give your child an amount, and ask her to show which coins you would have to equal that value. Please encourage your child to find different combinations of coins to equal the same amount. Yesterday, the children found two solutions to this problem:
I have 6 coins in my pocket that equal 50 cents. What coins could I have?
In science, we are learning about natural resources. We will be focusing on the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The children are pretty comfortable with reusing, since we use scrap paper quite often in the class. They also help with recycling. However, the concept of reducing the amount of trash we produce is a little more difficult. Thank you for discussing this at home.
Finally, I thought you would enjoy this shot of R.K. and a friend getting ready for a ride in a limo with our three principals. R.K. won this prize at Mill Run's Carnival auction. How fun!!!