Elm Class Update
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This week in the Elm Class (as told by Elm students)
We met a new teachers like Joy.
We went out to Fort Green Park and discovered poems.
We sat in Fort Greene Park and we wrote poems about what we saw, like that big tower.
We opened up two new centers. Smalls worlds is like building a little world out of blocks and usable stuff. Magnatiles are like these things with magnets and they are in the shape of tiles and you can build stuff like a house.
We said "Hello" in different languages.
Reading the Week
Next week, we will study metaphor, simile, and personification and start naming some of the types of poems we are reading.
At home, you can share poetry that you love and talk about how you read the poem, noting the lone breaks and rhythm in the poet's words.
Math this Week
We will add to their combination cards in upcoming math units and ask students to practice with their cards during our math block.
Math Game Kits
In their blue folder you will find directions, game cards, and a reusable recording sheet.
Have fun learning Make 10 and Tens Go Fish.
We ask that you please save the dry erase marker and page protector so you can us them for games we will learn throughout the year.
We Need your Change
In order to authentically explore money, we want to have a large connection of coins in the classroom to work with. If you have extra coins around, please send them to school with your child for our coin collection.
Later in the year, we plan to count the collection amount and consider how we can use the collection to support the community.
Trip to Prospect Park
Thursday, Oct. 15th, 11am-3pm
Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, United States
We would love to bring along family chaperones. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us.
October Shares Continue
Please see the following calendar for the upcoming shares and consider a special object, photo, or story with your child.