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What were up to in Trillium

Now that we are settled into school and our routines are set, the learning has taken off in Trillium. In literacy, we have been working on narrative stories, building our writing stamina, and finishing up our name study phonics unit. We've also completed the sign language alphabet, and the progress the students have made is incredible! In reading, we've launched into our storybook unit. We've been reading and rereading classic stories, and now we know them by heart! The students are working on building comprehension and retelling skills, while also using using their knowledge of letters and sounds to start finding words they know.

We have just finished our first math unit, and are excited to start unit 2 this week. The students have been working on composing and decomposing numbers to ten, counting by tens, creating patterns, and working on proper number formation.

We are well into our family unit, and the students have created beautiful work. We started the unit by drawing our family portraits, then created a Venn diagram to compare siblings. We ended the week creating a map of our hearts. The students worked carefully to think about who and what lives in their heart. We learned that hearts are full of many things, including family, their buddies, MRA, friends, God, beloved pets, hot cocoa, and cheese! We look forward to sharing these with you all soon.

We also had the opportunity to celebrate our dear Appeya on her birthday this week! She was spoiled with a beautiful and giant cheeseburger card from Ms. Fety's classroom, as well as many cards and gifts from Trillium. Thank you all for helping us celebrate her!

On Thursday, we will have our first class party in the afternoon from 2:00-2:40. You are welcome to come and join on the fun! Be watching your email, as the room parents will be sharing details and sign ups soon.

Conferences are coming up quickly! To sign up for your conference time, click on this link.

Ask me abouts:

- What are some of the things you put on the map of your heart?

- What is a story you like to read during reading workshop?

- What are you writing about in writing workshop?

- What is a math workplace you enjoying doing?

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