Room 104 Classroom News
December 8, 2014
Readers and Writers Workshop
In Writers Workshop, we have been writing letters to Santa. I will be sending these home for the Holidays, so the children make sure Santa gets it! This week, we will continue writing personal narratives - focused moment stories that have happened to them! They love to write about all the exciting events in their lives.
This week, I will introduce how addition and subtraction are related. Understanding this concept will help the children with forming a full set of related facts ( 2 addition and 2 subtraction) involving 2 addends and a sum. As always, we will do lots of hands on activities to practice this skill. We will also be making paper gingerbread houses with our four related facts. In order to do this project, we need one large box of Fruit Loops or similar cereal, 1 bag of mini marshmallows, and one bag of pretzel sticks. If you can send in any of these items, please let me know! Your help is greatly appreciated!
In Science, we are learning about force and motion. We will be conducting some experiments to demonstrate push and pull, directions of motion, and factors to cause motion to change (such as friction). Again, I am in need of three marbles, and two Hot Wheels or matchbox cars to use in our demonstrations. Please let me know if we can borrow them. They will be returned in their original conditions. Thanks again!