This week is Red Ribbon Week where we have the chance to celebrate being drug free and making good choices. On Friday we were lucky enough to have a local DEA agent come and speak with our class and Mrs. Grewell's class about Red Ribbon week, Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, and his job. He had a wonderful message for the kids about the importance of saying "NO" to drugs and making good choices throughout their lives. He spoke about how the choices we make now can effect the rest of our lives and the importance of having good character and being a good person. All week in morning meeting we will discuss how good character can help us take a stand against drugs. Here are the Red Ribbon Week dress up days:
- Monday: United We Stand For a Drug Free Land....wear red, white, and blue.
- Tuesday: Boot Out Drugs...dress western-like.
- Wednesday: Be a Hero, Not a Zero....dress like a superhero.
- Thursday: We Mustache You Not To Do Drugs....wear black and white (add a mustache if you must). :)
- Friday: Follow Your Dreams, Don't Do Drugs...wear your favorite team gear.
In reading this week we will be reading a story called, Owl Moon. We will still be looking into how science can help us have fun, specifically science of the natural world. Skills we will focus on this week: compound words, similes, making predictions, and contractions. We have a student from Rocky who observed us once in reading last week and will be observing Tuesday and Thursday of this week as well.
In writing this week we are finishing up an opinion writing piece about an activity that we think everyone should try. We will also have author's chair for our Drippy story. I love all the Drippy's! They turned out so cute!
In math we are back to multiplication this week. We will be learning strategies to multiply factors of 3, 4, 6, and 7. For each of these factors we think about breaking them apart to make a simpler multiplication problem. For example when we multiply by 3 we can break it apart into a 2's fact and a 1's fact and then add them together. So to find 3x8, I can think of it as 2x8=16 and 1x8=8, then add 16+8 to get 24, so 3x8=24.
In science this week we are looking at how difficult it can be to get water in many places of the world. In social studies we are learning about physical geography (what we see when we look outside), climate (the weather), and natural resources (something that occurs naturally in an environment, not man-made). We are looking into the physical geography, climate, and natural resources of a few places, then we are thinking about what they would be for Billings. We will then be making travel brochures for Billings, MT that include our physical geography, climate, and natural resources.
For art on Friday we are going to make Halloween luminaries. To do this we need a jar of some sort. An old pickle jar or mason jar would work wonderfully. If you could send one in with your kiddo by Thursday that would be great! It will be a fun craft that you can bring out each Halloween! Here are some examples.
Homework: Reading log, area review, jar for art on Friday.
Happy Birthday to Tayla today!! I hope you have a wonderful day! We will celebrate on Monday. And Happy Birthday to Gabe on Tuesday, we can't wait to celebrate with you!!
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