This week we are continuing to talk about changes as we read the story Scaredy Squirrel. We will be working of the reading skills of making inferences, determining word relationships, and drawing conclusions.
In math we will continue to practice mental math strategies such as counting on to subtract (to find 70-36 count on to subtract mentally, think of it as 36+_____=70. From 36, count up to the next 10, then count by tens up to 70). We will also be using models for adding 2 and three digit numbers (using place value blocks to think about regrouping) and we will end the week reviewing how to regroup (think of 56+47, 6+7=13 so we have to remember to regroup or carry that 10 to tens place and then add 50+40+10 to get 103).
Remember that we are still collecting items for our Saturday Live basket and it would be wonderful if we could have everything in by Wednesday the 25th so that we can get the basket put together. I was at Target the other day and I saw some great kid friendly movies on sale for $7.50. Right now we have a blanket, a pair of nice headphones, lots of popcorn and candy, and about 6 movies.
Thursday the 26th is an early out day, the kids will be dismissed at 12:00. They can bring a larger snack on Thursday since lunch will not be served, I also allow a juice on early release days if they would like.
We are lucky enough to have some math and reading tutors helping in our room so some kiddos will have some extra reading and math attention!!
I hope you all have a wonderful week and thank you again for coming to Open House, it was so great to see everyone!