The Towler Times
November 21st, 2014
A Peek At Our Week...
~What a fun filled and busy week! We spent some time learning about and honoring veterans. We also read a few Thanksgiving books and took time to think about what we are thankful for. We spent some time learning about the first Thanksgiving and comparing Thanksgiving then to Thanksgiving now. Ask your child which utensil was not available at the first Thanksgiving or ask your child if an oven was used. If so, what type of oven was used? Your child should also be able to tell you how Squanto helped the Pilgrims!
~We were scientists this week and watched ice change its state of matter. We measured mass. We observed an oil and water mixture making predictions if the oil and water could be separated once mixed together. We even inflated a balloon using only Pop Rocks and Soda! FUN!
~In Math, we did some work with number lines and we began using Happy Numbers in the computer lab! Upon our return from our Thanksgiving holiday, we will begin Module 4...Addition and Subtraction to 200 with Word Problems to 100.
Fine Arts Presentation...Matisse!
Wednesday morning we were able to attend an assembly! We were the audience for The Main Street Kid's Club, Math Musical. The Main Street Kids Club—or M.S.K.C.— is a cool kids' club where they love using math to figure out all kinds of things. On the wall of their clubhouse, it even says: "Math skills = Life skills!" Ask your child to tell you his/her favorite part.
Star of the Week...Olivia!
Olivia has two brothers, loves reading and homemade mac and cheese! She is a cheerleader, soccer player, and piano player. She hopes to someday travel to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower! She read us a heartwarming book entitled Daddies Do It Different.
Great job, Olivia!!
I look forward to speaking with everyone next week at conferences! Because conference time will only be 20 minutes, it is important the time is used effectively. To help me plan for our discussion, I'd love to have your input on this trimester. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss during our time together, please take a few minutes to email me this weekend.
I look forward to this time of sharing!
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.