A huge thank you to all of the parents that organozed, volunteered and donated items to make our Christmas Party a success! The children had a great time and love every part of it! You all did an amazing job!
This week we were able to squeeze in a little learning among all of the holiday excitement!
Math ~ We reviewed standard for multiplication and division and worked on our fact fluency. Please remind your child to practice their basic facts using the ‘Timed Test” app on their ipads.
Reading ~ We have completed our Non-fiction Unit. This week we looked at Narrative Nonfiction and learned that this type of nonfiction can be read like a story. we also looked at the difference between stories of disaster (the protagonist makes a bad choice and things get worse and worse) and stories of achievement (the protagonist pursues a goal and overcomes the obstacles that get in the way to have a greatt achievement).
Writing ~ We completed the final drafts of our personal essays and then showcased what we learned about essay writing by writing an “On Demand” essay on school uniforms.
Science ~ We continued to learn about special adaptations that organisms have to help them survive in their environment. This week we learned about coloration to mimic, attract, warn and camouflage. We also learned that most predators have binocular vision with their eye placement on the front of their heads and most prey animals have monocular vision with their eye placement on the sides of their head. “Eyes in front, better hunt. Eyes on the side, better hide!”
In case you needed some ideas for last minute gifts or stocking stuffers, there are still a number of students that do not have headphones or a stylus for their ipad. Thes are required items from our school supply list.
Please remember that school starts back on Monday, January 5th!
I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!