Pine Class News

May 8

Seeing Math Everywhere

This week while collecting the permission slips for our upcoming field trips we realized that we see math everywhere. We worked though the problem of only having 12 permission slips when we needed 25. We realized we were missing 13 permission slips and then problem solved to figure out how we can make sure all of the permission slips are handed in.

Math

During the beginning of this week we focused on solving problems that asked, "How many more?". We read the problems together as a group and then individually thought of various models that helped solve the problem accurately.


Please find extra practice working on "How many more?" below. You might print them out or re-write them on another sheet of paper.

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We finished the week in math thinking about how many 2's and how many 5's are in 100. We used our hundreds chart to skip count and discovered there are 50 2's in 100 and 20 5's in 100. We then used this to figure out how many 2's and how many 5's are in 150, 200 and 250.


Ask your child if they know how many 2's and how many 5's are in 100, 150, 200 and 250.

Integrated Unit

In order to move on with our research about New York State, we needed to remember a little bit about our unit on Brooklyn in the fall. We answered the following questions to help use figure out how we might learn about New York State:


"What did we learn about Brooklyn in the fall?"

"What did we do to learn about Brooklyn in the fall?"

"How can we take what we've learned about Brooklyn and use it to learn about New York State and other places?"


We then moved on to revisit our map of New York State and think about urban, suburban and rural areas. After Jessica drew us a map of New York we began thinking about the 5 most urban places in New York State. We were able to make personal connections to many of the 5 areas.


"We live in Brooklyn which is in New York City and New York City is a city."


"Paul went to visit his sister and nephew in Buffalo over spring break."


"Jessica went to Syracuse for College."


"Albany is our state capital. It is where the government is."


Next week we will continue to mark the suburban and rural areas of New York on our map. Ask your child if they can define urban, suburban and rural.

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Writing

Before break we finished planning our realistic fiction stories. This week we drew our characters and began drawing our settings. We don't want to give away our amazing art work before it is finished so we will share them when they are finished.

Upcoming Trips

Trip to Snow Hill Farm

Tuesday, May 10th, 8am

91 Keeler Lane

North Salem, NY

We are still looking to bring additional chaperones on this trip. Please let us know if you are interested.

Metro North Trip to Hastings-on-Hudson

Thursday, May 26th, 9am

134 Southside Avenue

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

We are still looking to bring additional chaperones on this trip. Please let us know if you are interested.

Hiking at Bear Mountain

Tuesday, June 14th, 8am

3006 Seven Lakes Drive

Woodbury, NY

We are still looking to bring additional chaperones on this trip. Please let us know if you are interested.