Mr. Brezny’s Room
February 1, 2017
Hello everyone and welcome to February. Hurray! The hours of daylight begin to grow a little longer.
We soon wil be moving into our next math unit. This unit builds on the foundations laid by the first and second number operations earlier this year. Much of that work focused on counting, composing and decomposing numbers, and adding and subtracting small amounts. At this point in the year most students should be able to count accurately to over 50, both aloud and in writing; find more than two combinations of 2 addends that equal a number; make sense of story problems; and add and subtract small quanties. In this unit, student's work concentrates around three mathematical emphases: Number Concentration (composing numbers up to 20 with 2 or more addends),Whole Number Operations ( making sense of and developing strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems with small numbers) and Representing Mathematical Thinking (using manipulatives, drawings, tools, and notation to show strategies and solutions.
February 22rd, grades 1-4 will attend the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra concert in the morning. It is held at the Ted Mann concert hall on the University of Minnesota campus. There is no cost to the students. This is part of our C.O.N.N.E.C.T. program here at school. To get the students excited about the concert, one of the musicians will come out in the next week to meet the children, and discuss and demonstrate their instrument. Look for a permission slip to be sent out to you in the blue monday folders today.
Friday, February 17th is no school as this is a parent conference day. If you wish to meet with me regarding concerns you have for your child please contact me. Otherwise I will be contacting the families of children that I feel would benefit from a second conference.
Monday, February 20th is Presidents' Day and so there is no school.
February also brings us Valentine’s Day. We will exchange cards on the 14th. If you send candy with your child please be sure that it does not include peanuts. We have sensitivity in our classroom. I have included all the names of the students which is listed below.
Have a nice week,
1. Linus 13. Imran
2.Evelyn 14. Emmerich
3. Henry 15. Sloane
4. Matthew 16. Jenya
5. Boden 17. Magnolia
6. Cash 18. Amerie
7. Cade 19. Calvin
8. Ariel 20. Juliet
9. Isaac 21. Keeley
10.Sam 22. Luken
11. Nell 23. Pearl.
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