January 10, 2013
From the Teacher
Thanks for your continued support,
Reading & Writing:
to be detectives and look for clues in the text to understand the meaning of
the story because an author does not always tell everything they want readers to know about the story. There is a more detailed note about this strategy as well as how you can help with this strategy at home, in your child's take home folder today.
In writing we will continue to write information but we will use a persuasive form. We will also be working on a fun new hall display with a writing focus.
This week we have introduced three digit numbers and discussed that numbers are a continuing "scroll". to help make this concept more concrete we have begun filling out our own number scrolls that we will tape together and fill out every so often. I would like your help organizing all the rolls of paper for safe storage between work times. Over the next week if you could please send any empty paper towel rolls you have at home we would greatly appreciate it.
We have also been spending more time on practicing addition facts to increase our Fact power. Fact Power is when we know our math facts in a "snap", or quickly. An example of a fact power fact for us all is 1+1=2.
Next week we will finish up and test skills covered in Unit 4.
A Look Ahead:
Tuesday Jan. 14: Day A- Music and PE
Wednesday Jan. 15: LATE START - Day B- Art
Thursday Jan. 16: Day C- Music and PE
Friday Jan. 17: Day D- Guidance
Jensen Night at the Urbandale Varsity basketball game
Monday Jan. 20: NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther King Jr Day
Tuesday Jan. 21: Day E- Music and PE
Wednesday Jan 22: Day F- Library
Thursday Jan 23: Day A- Music and PE
Friday Jan 24: Day B- Art
6:00pm Jensen Movie Night featuring Smurfs 2