The Towler Times
January 29th, 2016
Our Week of Learning...
- in math, we took our rounding quiz. We rounded 2 and 3 digit numbers to the tens and we rounded 3 and 4 digit numbers to the hundreds. The students are rounding rock stars! On Monday we will begin adding 3 digit numbers. We will review our expanded form strategy, learn a partial sum strategy, and then we will use place value charts and the standard algorithm to add.
- In reading we have read through Chapter 6. During our novel study/book club the students have learned some interesting facts about the author, have practiced using a thesaurus and learned new vocabulary. Ask your learner what his/her favorite part has been or why is it necessary for Little Willy to enter a dog sled race.
- This week we spent 2 days working on our Native American graphic organizers. Everyone has a solid introduction and we continue to work on our body paragraphs. I hope to finish this early next week. Some students continue to tell me they do not feel they have taken enough notes. If this is the case with your learner, please help him/her take some additional notes this weekend and bring them to school on Monday. Thank you!
Reading is Sweet!
Star of the Week...Henry!!
Husky Heroes reminder if anyone is interested...
The following is taken from the Morton Arboretum website and fits in well with our reading of Stone Fox.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy interacting with Siberian sled dogs when Husky Heroes returns to The Morton Arboretum, Jan. 30-31, 2016.
Guests can watch demonstrations of husky sled-pulling and skijoring, a winter sport where the dogs pull a person on skis. Children and adults can visit the dogs and sled teams, inspect equipment and have their pictures taken with the rigs. In addition, information will be available during the event about husky adoption. Please visit the Adopt-a-Husky website for more information.
Husky Heroes takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 30 and 31, at the Visitor Center and on nearby trails.
Demonstrations held near the dogsled course will begin at 11:30 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:15 p.m. Presenters will include information about each sled team participating in the demonstrations. Information about adoption of huskies will be available, and visitors can view film footage of dogs competing in various sled races.
Husky Heroes also will feature hot drinks and snacks available for sale. Visitors are asked to leave their own pets at home. The Arboretum’s next Dog Admission Day is March 5, 2016.
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION:
January 30 and 31, 2016
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Visitor Center and beyond
A look ahead...
February 4th: CogAT Testing
February 9th: Native American Projects Due
February 11th: 3rd Grade Concert/Open House
February 12th: Wear Red/Bring Valentines