- We are almost done reading The Lemonade War! We will continue this story next week. It is a series, so if you or your student is interested, you should check out the next book: The Lemonade Crime.
- Next week our Grammar Focus will be about using commas in a list/series, address and dialogue.
- We will continue to write informative pieces.
- We will continue our unit, "Roots of Our Democracy". Ask your students about how Ancient Greece has influenced the United States!
This week we have continued to focus on two step word problems and in and out boxes. At the end of the week we introduced Area. We will continue to focus on Area next week. This week we review fact families and now we will be reviewing array models. (Area models can help student solve and understand area easier.)
Even though there is not much homework coming home, please work with your student in memorizing their multiplication facts. A game that some students play is "Multiplication War". It is just like the card game, except you use multiplication flash cards. (If you don't have flash cards you can easily make your own with index card. Please let me know if you need some and I can send some home with your student.) To play the game you first divide the stack of cards equally among the players. Players keep their cards in a stack. Players will then take the top card and flip it over face up to see the multiplication problem. Players will answer the multiplication problem. The player with the higher product (an answer to a multiplication problem) will keep both cards. Players will continue unit they have no more cards in their original stack. The player who has collected the most cards win.
Photos of the Week
The Lemonade War
We are almost done reading The Lemonade War! A competitive story about a brother and sister. Ask your student about how Evan and Jessie have changed throughout the book.
Kindness Count Down to Winter Break
Our class is celebrating counting down the days to Winter Break by participating in "Random" acts of kindness! Each morning we are picking a random act out of a baggie filled with ideas. We complete the act in the morning or throughout the day. This is a picture of day three. We wrote every teacher a positive note!
What I did over break...
I hope everyone had a thankful Thanksgiving! Over the break my family took our Christmas card photo. This year we decided to recreate our Christmas card photo from 1999! Here is a preview of the fun we had!