Welcome to February!
After we are done ordering numbers, Miss Caldwell asks us to bring her certain groups of numbers. We practice our skip counting by taking out the 2's, 5's, and 10's. We remove numbers while our partner isn't looking and guess which numbers are missing!
Writing Numbers with Calculators
We learned how to use calculators! We used them to help us skip count and practiced writing our numbers.
More number puzzle fun. Some puzzles have more numbers than others!
Writing Numbers with Calculators
Valentine's Day Party!
Friday, Feb. 12th, 2:30-3:15pm
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Valentine's List of Students
We are using all the decoding skills we've learned to navigate through our books. We are experts at spotting H brothers, vowel pairs, sneaky E, and lots more! PASSWORD: caldwellkinders
Units of Study & Thematic Curriculum
How can I use information from different sources to gain new knowledge?
How can I learn more by noticing all parts of the text?
How can I use multiple sources on the same topic to become an expert?
- How can I share my new understandings?
We will be learning how to discuss our stories with partners, share our new findings, and the differences between fiction and non-fiction texts. We are continuing to build our stamina as partner readers. Reader's are still practicing their skills of being a helpful, reading partner!
Everyday Mathematics: We are almost finished wrapping up Section 5. We have practicing all kinds of measuring, number stories, and working with tally marks. In Section 6 we will do more with measuring, extending patterns, addition & subtraction stories, and new skip counting. Students continue to work hard during station tubs as they work through content designed specifically for their math needs. Check out some pictures in our gallery to see what we are up to during these stations!
4th Grade Technology Buddies: This month we are working with simple coding! Students are pairing up with their 4th grade buddies to learn how to code using iPad apps. Ask your student about playing "The Foos" in Technology special or with their 4th grade buddy!
5th Grade Reading Buddies: This month our reading buddies helped prepare you a special, Valentine's day surprise. They helped us write a message to you! We also showed them all about partner reading. We love spending time reading to our buddies.
Check out our ThingLink! We learned so much about force on our first day!
Important & Upcoming Dates
February 12th: Valentine's Day Party
February 15th: President's Day. Flex Day. NO SCHOOL
February 17th: Early Release Day @ 2:55
February 24th: Clowes Hall Study Trip to see "Elephant and Piggie: We Are In A Play!"
***Please remember all students need a HOME lunch to eat in the classroom.****
Scholastic Books for February
Shop Online: scholastic.com/readingclub
One-Time Class Activation Code: LLBVP
Good news! This month's Scholastic Reading Club flyers are ready for you to explore with your child. Children read more when they choose their own books, so I encourage you to look at the flyers together. Each flyer is filled with grade-specific, affordable titles.
Place your order online at scholastic.com/readingclub or send the order form and payment to me. Ordering online is the easiest way to ensure I get your order on time. Also, there are more books to choose from as well as teacher recommendations.
Remember, for every book you order, our class earns FREE Books and supplies...and we have our eye on some new additions.
Thank you for your support!
PS: Books make wonderful gifts! Please let me know if your order includes a gift, and I will contact you when it arrives.
Ordering online is fast and easy:
- VISIT scholastic.com/readingclub
- ENTER the one-time Class Activation Code (top of this letter)
- SHOP from a carefully curated selection of the best books and value packs
- SUBMIT your order and earn FREE Books for our classroom
- All book orders will be shipped to our classroom so we can celebrate the joy of reading together!