April 8, 2016
Coming Next Week...
We will continue to compare text this week. Learners will be reading different types of text, both informational and fiction. We will look closely at characters, plot, and theme and compare these concepts. When reading one story with your own child, you may ask him or her to think about how it reminds them of another story you have read. You can do the same for specific characters.
This week, we will be finishing up our work with length. We have been working on using tools to measure the length of objects to the nearest 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 of an inch. Length measurement gives our learners the opportunity to physically explore the world around them. We have used many different objects to practice this skill including shoes, crayons, tables, and even the height of students themselves. This standard also brings in the element of visual display which incorporates line plotting the data they have collected.
A glimpse into Community 3!
--GENIUS HOUR UPDATE--
Your child is working on their project now. Ask your child to give you an update!
Some are contacting "experts", others are researching, and some are working towards mastering a skill.
Ask Me About...
Questions for the "Ask me About" section:
- What are items you can measure around your home? Round each of these items to the nearest half, quarter, and whole inch.
- What end of the ruler do you start your measurement from? How do you know this?
- If your child doesn't enjoy talking about their day have him or her journal or draw, or both. Journaling is a great way to help your child with their writing skills.
Wide ruled line paper
Important Dates to Remember:
- Field Trip to the Biscuits game - April 13th
- Professional Learning Day for Teachers, No School - April 25th
- Field Day - Patriot Games - April 29th
Lunch Menu for April
Community Three - Pike Road Schools
Our Mission: To create a culture of intellectual curiosity where all students have ownership over their learning and are inspired to think, innovate, and create.
Our Vision: Our students are lifelong learners who use their knowledge, skills, and influence to make the world a better place.