B-412 Information

From Ms. Clock, November 2023

Hello families! We are so glad that so many of you were able to join us in our classroom for our Morning Meeting last month to play HOT SEAT. We really enjoyed having you here! In other news, we recently had a Donors Choose project fully funded, and now every student in our classroom has their own wobble stool. The stools allow students to move a little rather than just staying still in a chair, and because they “wobble”, the students need to engage their core muscles much more often. A strong core stabilizes the head, neck, and shoulders, which all lead to better posture and muscle strength for reading and writing tasks. We are so grateful to the Donors Choose community for these additions to our classroom! The students love them - 5 stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

What We're Learning

Students in B-412 have been reading The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything by Linda Williams. We’ve taken this read aloud favorite and are using it as a tool to work on strengthening our vocabulary, improve our shared reading skills, become more familiar with things like quotation marks and italics, and learning about similes (making a comparison between two things using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’). In math, we’ve been working on strengthening our math facts, understanding place value, and using choral counting to help us with our skip counting, particularly for counting back. That’s not as easy as it looks, but we are practicing daily and getting better each time. 

English Language Art:

  • Shared Reading and Writing
  • Fundations (Phonics)
  • Journal & Reading Responses
  • Similes & Metaphors
  • Using Quotation Marks
  • Daily Crossword Puzzles, Word Scrambles,  & Word Searches

Math:

  • Choral Counting & Counting Collections
  • Skip Counting (Forward & Backward)
  • Multiples
  • Rounding & Estimating
  • Place Value/Value Of A Digit
  • 2 & 3 digit addition and subtraction
  • Math Mysteries

Social Studies:

  • Learning About India

Home Connection

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, 11/2 on Zoom
    Looking forward to meeting with you all to discuss your student’s progress!

  • Arrival & Dismissal

    • School Doors Open: 7:40 AM

    • Class Begins: 8:10 AM

    • Dismissal: 2:25 PM - SIDEWALK

    • Outside on 42nd St./Main Entrance

  • Upcoming Field Trip!  Friday, December 1st. American Museum of Natural History  Grade 5 - More Details To Come! 

  • Things We Can Use
    Some families have asked if there is anything our classroom needs. If you would like to send in anything, we could definitely use: 

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      Clorox Wipes

    • Baby Wipes

    • THANK YOU! 

  • Water Bottle & Snack: Students may bring a refillable water bottle and a small healthy snack each day. Snack will be around 10:00 AM, & we have a 12:35 PM lunch this year.

Contact Information

Call CLS: 1.718.361.3300

Email Ms. Clock: kclock@ps343.org

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