Mrs. Harris' Class News
December 8 - December 19
What We've Been Up To
Happy December! We are just two weeks away from the halfway point in the year and we have been working hard on all of our objectives. Our lack of snow days has really allowed us to plow through our agenda! (See what I did there?)
In math, students are learning about fractions and how they are a part of a whole. They will learn to identify equivalent fractions, as well as add and subtract fractions with like denominators - a lesson that is incredibly relevant to life, especially when doubling a recipe for Christmas cookies! :)
In history we are studying explorers - four of them to be exact! We are learning about the sponsors, motivations, achievements, and areas explored by Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de Leon, Jacques Cartier, and Christopher Newport. We will have our last history test of 2014 this Friday, December 12! Next week, we will spend some time working on an explorers-related technology project, and will revisit Scientific Investigations, Christmas-Style!
In reading we are currently spending a lot of time with our National Geographic Explorers magazines and practicing reading nonfiction. This includes using all of the text features to help us understand better. We are also learning about nonfiction resources, such as thesauruses, atlases, encyclopedias, and the Internet!
In writing, we are still working on on expository writing which we should finish up this week. We are also working on reviewing contractions.
2nd STEM Day
Ms. Weimer and I made a jelly fish that had tentacles that moved when you blew on it.
Check out this polar bear and his arctic habitat, created by using toilet paper rolls, an egg carton, and brads!
Yikes! This group created a snake that "slithered" by pulling a string that was tied to a Popsicle stick!
Thursday, Dec. 18th, 11-11:30am
2055 Courthouse Rd
December 8-12: MNES Holiday Shop
December 12: Explorers Test
December 18: PK, K, and 3rd grade Holiday Lunch
December 19: Polar Express / Frozen Day
December 22: Winter Break Begins
January 6: Classes Resume
- As the weather becomes cooler, please keep the temperatures in mind for recess. Typically, we allow students to take their jackets off if the temperature is above 65 degrees.
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