I hope everyone enjoyed a week away from school. I am looking forward to seeing the students tomorrow!
We will take a step away from our traditional reading program for the next few weeks as we focus on our artist in residence work. Next week students will be introduced to folk tales, as this will be the connecting thread through the integrated arts during our open house. We will spend time reading and comparing multiple forms of folk tales over the next three weeks, from fairy tales to tall tales. We will continue with our spelling and grammar work, so look for a spelling list that focuses on open and closed syllables this week.
Throughout our work before break it was clear that the students needed to spend additional time with measurement and data. We will review this work at the beginning of the week, and then take our assessment at the end of the week. These extra few days should help solidify these concepts for the students. Any additional measuring you can do at home would be extremely helpful!
Students have completed their landform research and are now moving into building a model of an island. The island will include 3 landforms they have researched. As we wait for the salt dough to dry, we will jump into our learning about plants and pollinators. Students will complete investigations about seeds and how they travel. As well, they will have the chance to further research a plant species they find interesting.
I look forward to meeting with so many of you this week to discuss your child's progress! Let me know if you need to make any changes to your planned conference.
April 30th- Artist in Residence Work begins
May 17th – R/1/2 Open House 5:30