Carrie Busey Enrichment Program
Online Newsletter and Remind!
I've set up accounts for 2nd Grade Enrichment and 3rd-5th Enrichment on Remind! Text the number 81010 with the message "@enrichcb2" to join the 2nd grade conversations and "@enrichcb35" to join the 3rd-5th conversations. I look forward to sending out quick updates on our progress! A How-To Flyer with the numbers has also gone home with your child.
2nd Grade Enrichment
Now, second grade has moved into computer skills. We are using first quarter to familiarize ourselves with the computer and mainly, the keyboard. We are using Typing Club, an free online program, to practice and track progress. Students will go through typing club at their own pace, ultimately learning to type without looking at the keyboard. Students can practice this anywhere they have internet. Each student was given a username and password that was sent home. After becoming more confident in computer skills, we will incorporate the computer into our projects for the remainder of the year. Visit cbu4sd.typingclub.com to login and practice!
3rd-5th Grade Enrichment
In 3rd grade math, students are starting a unit called "Math Merchants." In this simulation, students learn real-life money management skills, number skills, and mathematical reasoning by buying and selling goods and services in a classroom city they create. Daily challenges and questions will be used to extend and enrich the daily lessons, while also allowing me to track student progress. If anyone has large boxes or pieces of cardboard they would like to donate for students to use when creating their storefront signs, I would appreciate the donation!
In 4th and 5th grade math, students are reviewing geometrical terms before going on a school tour to capture examples of how and where geometry is used in buildings. From there, students will be presented with the challenge of "creating" a mini golf course for the World Professional Mini Golf Association. Using geometry, students will create courses that have appropriate angles for the ball to go around obstacles and into the holes. I can't wait to see what they come up with on their courses!
- Goal: 10 Paws
- Service Project: Organize a fundraiser to raise money for Carrie Busey
- Celebration: bring a small stuffed animal to enrichment
- Goal: 10 Paws
- Service Project: compile a care-package for a student
- Celebration: kickball game
- Goal: 15 Paws
- Service Project: assist the custodian with a task in the school
- Celebration: extra recess
I'm proud of the goals students made and look forward to seeing them reach these milestones!
Common Core State Standards We Are Working Towards:
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.
Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.
Understand that attributes belonging to a category of two-dimensional figures also belong to all subcategories of that category. For example, all rectangles have four right angles and squares are rectangles, so all squares have four right angles.
Classify two-dimensional figures in a hierarchy based on properties.
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.