Last Friday the kids worked in teams on a perseverance activity where they had to get from one side of the grid to the other with only the adult knowing the path. The kids had to communicate with their teammates, pay attention to what was happening, and not give up when they were wrong. They did such a wonderful job! Please check out the pictures under our photos tab.
In reading this week we are comparing the two stories from this unit, Growing and Changing and Scaredy Squirrel. We will review the skills we have worked on the last three weeks: making inferences, draw conclusions, using context clues, using synonyms, and prefixes that mean not. We will also focus on inquiry this week. All the students are researching the same question this unit: What are changes that happen in families and how do those changes make them feel?
In writing/grammar we are learning about complete subjects and predicates and simple subjects and predicates. We will also be working on recognizing sentence fragments.
In math this week we are continuing to practice addition and subtraction of 2 and 3 digit numbers. We will have a small assessment on this during the week. On Friday, if we get to it, we will be starting multiplication!! When we begin multiplication we first look at it as repeated addition. For example, 3+3+3 is showing 3 groups of 3, so we can represent that as 3X3, which is 9.
This week in social studies we are working on learning how to use a map. In science we are continuing our study of the water cycle. We are incorporating a writing project in our study of the water cycle, we will call it our "Drippy" story. The kids will get to create a story that takes Drippy the water droplet through the stages of the water cycle. We will work on the writing in class and next week the kids will get to decorate Drippy at home. In art this week we are doing some water color painting of pumpkins.
Homework: 2 digit addition review, reading log, October poem. Remember all homework is due on Friday or your kiddo owe's me $20.
Last week I sent home a book order. It is due back by Tuesday the 30th if you would like to order anything. Also lunch bunch will be on the 30th for all those kids who bought in!
Code word for this week is FALL.
Have a wonderful week!