I can’t believe that it is almost October! This first month of school has absolutely flown by!
We have been learning a lot this week!
Here is a brief peek into what we have done this week.
Math ~ We are wrapping up our first unit. We have worked on making estimates, rounding numbers, comparing numbers, adding large numbers, subtracting large numbers, solving multi-step problems and comparing numbers. We will have a test next week. A great way to have your child review is to have them use Splash Math ~ Number Sense and the Chicken Vault app.
Writing ~ We created the characters for our stories and we drew out a story arc to map the scenes in our stories. We will begin drafting our Realistic Fiction stories next week. Students also updated their Kidblogs, today we learned how to add a photo! Check out your child’s take on the week!
Reading ~ This week we have begun writing in our Reading Response journals. Each student reads 3-4 pages and then stops and writes about what they are thinking. This should help push us to think deeper about what we are reading.
Science ~ We had a great time visiting the planetarium at White Pines School. We have learned about the phases of the moon and what causes them. We have learned why we have seasons (the 23 degree tilt of the earth on its axis) and why the seasons are opposite between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. We will be learning more about the phases of the moon next week!
Thank you to all of the families who donated Oreo cookies for this project! We have plenty of cookies now!
Janie’s Cookie orders and money are due October 4th
Parent Teacher Conferences are October 15-17
Picture retakes are October 24