Wow! What a crazy week it has been! We have had a Full Moon, two days of inside recess due to rain and it’s Halloween! The students have certainly been excited this week!
Reading ~ We have been continuing to read as if we were in our character’s shoes. We have learned to predict not only what we think will happen, but how it will happen. We are able to do this because we know our character so well. We have also learned how to talk to our reading partner about the characters in our book. We have talked about them as if they were our good friends!
Writing ~ After work on punctuating and tagging dialogue we have begun our final copies. Students worked through and editing and revision process and are now involved in the task of writing their final copy! These will be sahred with the whole class through our student gallery.
Math ~ We are continuing on with multiplying one digit by many digits. Students have now learned the shortcut method (the method you and I learned in school). The best thing you can do to help your child is to make sure that they know their basic multiplication and division facts automatically! (addition and subtraction too!) There is an app on your child’s iPad called Timed Test. This is a great way for them to practice their fact fluency!
Science ~ We have started our second Science unit, States of Matter. This week we explored the question what is matter? (Matter has mass, takes up space). We also explored how to find mass using a balance scale, how to find weight using a spring scale and measuring in Newtons, and how to find volume using a graduated cylinder. This week we focused on finding the mass, weight and volume of solids. Next week we will look at liquids and gases. Check out photos of our science labs!
A huge Halloween Thank You, to all of the parents who donated items and volunteered their time to make our Halloween party a success! A special shout out to Tiffany Schafer for organizing the whole thing! The students and I had a great time! I have attached a slideshow of some of our Halloween fun!
Thursday, November 5 – All Janie’s orders must be picked up from school between 5:00 and 6:30 PM – NO EXCEPTIONS
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 24-25 ~ Half Days/Records Days: Students am only!
Thursday and Friday, November 26-27 ~ THANKSGIVING BREAK No School