Elm Class Update
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We explored the many ways we can shape and change this material with Sara.
Students then practiced working with clay. We added a little water when it looked too dry, and made various shapes.
Next week, we will save our work and build sculptures.
Reading this Week
At home you can work on this skill by talking about the book before you read. Ask your child:
What do you know about this topic?
What do you know about this character?
When does this book take place?
What words might we read?
We are working on conceptualizing doubles by using the arithmetic rack (rekenrek). Questions we're thinking about: How does knowing 10 + 10 help you figure out 9 + 9?
Things to Try at Home
Find things in your home that come in pairs.
Consider how many wheels there are on 3 cars? How could you show this? Is there a doubles fact that could also represent your work?
COMMUNITY ASSIGNMENT FOR THIS WEEK
Assignment to be completed by Tuesday, April 28th:
Today we sent home an assignment and a little bag of cards for your child to fill-out.They will use the cards to record communities that they are a part of answering the question: What communities is your family a part of?
On Wednesday we will then be putting all these cards together in a nesting chart to show all the communities we're a part of. Exciting!