Below is a brief update on what has been going on in the classroom:
Math: We just finished up our second math unit on place value and money. Please check your child’s backpack for the assessment results, as well as their most recent fact fluency. We began unit 3 today which focuses on properties of shapes and partitioning shapes into equal pieces.
Reading and Writing: We are nearing the end of our nonfiction reading and writing units. In reading, your child has been learning about nonfiction text structure, and learning to use text features to better understand the topic. In writing, students have been working to incorporate the text features they are seeing in published books into their own expert books. After the Thanksgiving break, we will be starting new units in reading and writing. In reading, we will go back to reading fiction with a focus on reading longer chapter books with increased fluency and comprehension. In writing, we will begin a poetry unit.
Science: Our current science unit (taught by Mrs. Johnson) is called “Form and Function”. Students have been studying the form and function of flowers and their parts. Today in class each child was challenged to come up with a new invention based on the form and function of a flower. They had wonderfully creative ideas. You may want to ask your child about their invention.
As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Have a wonderful weekend!