The Towler Times

January 16th, 2015

A Peek at our Week...

~Similar to our week of studying bats, this week we studied penguins! We read Penguins! by Gail Gibbons. We learned so many interesting facts! Ask your child to share some with you. Next week we will take all of this wonderful research and write about penguins!

~In math we took a quiz covering our addition strategies and now our focus has switched to subtraction within 100.

~We finished our "snowflake" writing describing how we are unique like snowflakes. Along with this project we read an amazing book entitled Snowflake Bentley about a man who loved the snow and studied ice crystals. In his lifetime he photographed many snowflakes which you can find in his book Snow Crystals.

Polar Animal Project...

This week a letter came home with information regarding our upcoming polar animal project. The students have each picked a polar animal that they would like to research. If you would like to gather some additional information from the public library, feel free. However, this is not a requirement. We will begin our research next week in the Williamsburg library. The students are super excited and so am I!

Math Tutorials...

Below is the link to the page with all of the math tutorials created by Donna Potaczek. Please feel free to use them with your child as necessary with upcoming math homework assignments. Thank you!

Star of the Week...Adelaide!!!

Adelaide has a younger brother. She loves swimming, riding horses, playing with her brother, drawing and spinach pizza. Yum! Her favorite subjects are math and science and she hopes to be a teacher someday! She read a timely book entitled Snow. She also brought in her lap harp! This caused an impromptu sing along while Adelaide played. We sang On Top of Spaghetti and My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean. What a great way to start our Tuesday! (And my apologies to your poor children who are subjected to my singing, more often than you might think.)

Great job, Adelaide!!!

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

~Benjamin Franklin