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Reading Month 2013 March 1, 2013

Filed under: 1 Mrs. A's Daily Posts!,Reading Month 2013 — Bethany Arsenault @ 8:09 pm

March is Reading Month!

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Reading Month Overview: The school theme for Reading Month is based on the Wizard of Oz: “There’s No Place Like a Good Book”  In addition to the school activities, our class will be participating in our own Reading Month classroom themes, activities, and dress up days.  Each week will have a special theme to help us get excited about reading!!!

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March 4 – 8

FAIRY TALES AND NURSERY RHYMES WEEK


We will be making king/queen crowns and magic wands!  Students will act out a fairy tales, rap Nursery Rhymes and learn about the important Story Elements in fiction texts.


Wednesday, March 6th – Dress up as your favorite Fairytale or Nursery Rhyme Character!

See the list of costume ideas on the blog!  Pinterest is also a great place to find ideas 🙂 If you need any help, let me know.

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March 11 – 15

NON FICTION – SPACE WEEK!

We will explore non fiction books about space!  We will make constellations, sing songs, explore Google Earth, learn about gravity, create and write about our own planet and more!

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Wednesday, March 13th – Alien Hair day!

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NO TV WEEK: March 11th -15th  is No TV Week!  If your child would like to participate, please return the note and they will get to have a special treat with Mrs. LaRosa!

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Screen Shot 2013-01-29 at 11.09.09 PMBring TOTO to school!: Friday, March 15th ~ Your child is welcome to bring his/her own stuffed Toto to school.  Please make sure it is a stuffed animal that doesn’t make noise and is easy to transport inside a backpack.

March 18 – 22

Eric Carle Week!

We will be celebrating Eric Carle books this week.  We will retell stories, explore the creative ways he illustrates books, and more!  There isn’t a “special day” this week, but we will be doing lots of special projects throughout the week.

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March 25 – 27

Camping Week!

“WELCOME to CAMP KINDERGARTEN!”

Highlights: You will be sending your child to “camp” all week!  We will have reading tents, marshmallows, campfire stories, a nature walk and much more!

Wednesday, March 27th – CAMPING DAY!

Please have your child:

wear pajamas

bring a sleeping bag, 

flashlight

favorite book in a bag. 

***Please let me know ASAP if your child might need a sleeping bag or flashlight.

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Book it Bag it Lunch! Monday, March 25th,  If your child brings a book from home AND a bag lunch they can eat lunch and read with Mrs. LaRosa today.

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We need the following items to make Reading Month a success.  Thank you for any donations:

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We need lots of clean toilet paper or paper towel rolls!  We will be making binoculars for our nature walk.

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We also need clean Boxes!  (we will need them on or by Friday, March 8)

The children are going create their very own castles during Fairy Tale Week.  Each team of 4 will use a variety of different boxes to use to create one castle.  All sizes welcome!

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No TV Week February 28, 2013

Filed under: 1 Mrs. A's Daily Posts!,Reading Month 2013 — Bethany Arsenault @ 12:39 am

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No TV Week is March 11 – 15

I will send a paper copy of this note home, but below is a pdf copy just in case you need it.

No TV Week Note 2013

 

Reading Month Calendar February 24, 2013

Filed under: 1 Mrs. A's Daily Posts!,Reading Month 2013 — Bethany Arsenault @ 7:36 pm

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Here is a link to a PDF Calendar with all the reading month’s activities:

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Fairytale and Nursery Rhyme Day Costume ideas!!!

Filed under: 1 Mrs. A's Daily Posts!,Reading Month 2013 — Bethany Arsenault @ 12:55 am

Fairytale and Nursery Rhyme Day

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

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Boy Ideas:

  • The Giant from Jack and the Bean Stalk

  • Jack (and the bean stalk)

  • Kings

  • Old King Cole

  • Knight

  • Peter Piper

  • Frog Prince

  • Humpty Dumpty

  • Pinocchio

  • Big Bad Wolf

  • Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland)

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Girl Ideas

        • Alice in Wonderland

        • Queen of Hearts

        • Goldilocks

        • Little Bo Peep

        • Fairy God Mother

        • Princesses: Belle, Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White, etc.

        • Mary had a little lamb

        • Grandma from Little Red Riding Hood

        • Little Red Riding Hood

        • Little Miss Muffet

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MORE IDEAS…

  • Three little Kittens (who lost their mittens)

  • Hickory Dickory Dock – the mouse

  • Hansel and Grettel

  • 3 little pigs

  • Hey Diddle Diddle:

  • Cat and the fiddle

  • Cow (jumped over the moon)

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    Pinterest is a great place to check for ideas as well 🙂 

    This is my 6th year doing Fairytale/Nursery Rhyme day!  The kids LOVE IT!  If you need any help or if you find more ideas or links to add to our list, please let me know!

 

 
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