Walnut Square Elementary School
Weekly Update- March 21, 2021
Pool Testing week of March 15-19
All Walnut Square pools were negative last week, 3/15-3/19. Pool testing will continue next week.
Walnut Square Poster Contest Winner
Congratulations to grade 2 student Liam who was one of the winners in the 2021 Attendance Awareness Contest.
Walnut Square Read-A-Thon
If you missed the Read-A-Thon presentation on Tuesday, March 16th we have attached the slides for you to review at home. Please see the link below. On Tuesday, March 23rd (COHORT A) and Friday, March 26th (COHORT B), the students at Walnut Square will participate in a school wide Read-A-Thon. Cohort C will participate with their in person class. Please review the slides in the link below for details of the program.
Grade K Update
This week in Letterland, kindergarten students will study short o word families such as -ot, -op, -og and -ox. Our new sight words this week are: said & play. Keep practicing all our sight words using the slideshow in Google Classroom! In Writing, students will be writing about the book “One Tiny Turtle” and start looking at informative writing. In Math, we will be reviewing addition, subtraction and teen numbers. Finally, in Science, we will begin our exploration of animal life cycles!
Don’t forget our Read-A-Thon and your Letterland costumes on Tuesday (Cohort A) and Friday (Cohort B)!
Grade 1 Update
Happy Spring to all! This week first graders will continue learning to use different strategies for adding tens and ones in math, and work on our addition and subtraction fact fluency. Our writing will focus on spring, the story Stuck by Oliver Jeffers and How-To books. In Letterland we will introduce words with ea as the long e sound. We are excited about our Walnut Square Read-A-Thon this week, and seeing the students who choose to dress up as their favorite Letterland character!
Grade 2 Update
We had another fantastic week. Please return any finished work completed from packets sent home. In math, we are using/illustrating place value blocks to complete three-digit addition and subtraction. The children will listen to “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Suess and write about where they would like to visit or do at some point. There will be a project to go with this as well. We will continue reviewing contractions. Remember to read each day.
Have a wonderful week!
Beth Kitsos, Principal- email@example.com