Mrs. Strathman's Class News
Important Dates and Reminders
May 12 - Field Day (Please wear sports attire and tennis shoes)
May 16 - Kindness Assembly at 9:00 AM
May 23 - 2nd and 3rd Grade Talent Show at 9:45 AM
May 24 - Awards Assembly at 9:00 AM
May 25 - 1/2 day of School (11:40 Dismissal)
May 25 - Talent Show Finale at 9:00 AM
A Big Thanks
I just want to express how thankful I am for your kindness and generosity this week! It was fun to be showered with all of the cards, candy, flowers, and other various gifts! The class gift (flowerpot) was gorgeous! This will look perfect in our cozy little home! I also want to thank you all for being such great supporters of not only me but more importantly, your children. It has made this year one that I will never forget! I have really enjoyed teaching each and every one of your children this year!
What are we doing this week?
Reading: We will continue reading book Mr. Popper's Penguins next week. Each day we will read a chapter and focus on a particular skill, for example, compare and contrast, writing a summary, author's purpose, etc. There may be quizzes given throughout the week to test their comprehension of the text.
Writing: We will be working on writing some narrative writing pieces. I am working on getting them to use more detail and explanations within their writing to grab the readers attention as well as create interesting and exciting writing pieces.
Spelling: Our new spelling list for the following week will be words with -le and -er. The new list is listed below. The test will be Thursday, May 11.
Social Studies: We will be continuing our study about our Economy. We have learned about various aspects of an economy including buying, selling, goods, services, etc. We will be taking this unit a step further next week.
Math Websites, Apps, and Games
mathplayground.com - website for math practice on various topics
funbrain.com- A website for reading and math practice. You may choose the grade and topic for your child to practice.
Front Row - Math practice by topic
Sushi Monster - Addition and Multiplication Fact Practice
War - All you need is a deck of cards and 2 or more players. Before the game starts, decide what number you are going to practice multiplying by (9's, 5's, 2's, etc.). Split the deck between the players and place them face down on the floor or table. Each player will flip one card and multiply it by the decided factor. For example, if you flip a 6 and you are multiplying by 5's, multiply 5X6 = 30. Whoever has the highest product gets both cards and adds it to the bottom of their deck.
Speed - You will need a deck of multiplication flash cards and two players. Flip one card and whichever player says the product of the multiplication sentence the quickest, gets the card.
The kiddos were able to sit in a large helicopter in the Science City Museum.
The sky bike seemed to be a favorite among the students. Unfortunately, some of them weren't able to participate because they weren't tall enough!
This was also super fun! They were able to run and turn the wheel. As you can see, they about made their way completely around ;)
These spin wheels tilted and went all the way around. They felt like they were going to fall out!
Upside Down House
This was another favorite. The house made them feel like they were upside down! How cool!
Science City had a lot of games set up around for the students to stop and have some fun!
Upside Down House
Chicken Feed Grinder
They were able to learn how the chicken feed was ground back in the old days!
Chicken Feed Grinder
They each were able to spin the wheel to help grind the feed.
Feeding the Chickens
Each student got a handful of grain to feed the chickens. They all waited, counted to three, and fed them at the same time. I wish I would have got a video!