Next week in the Wonders program we will take our end of Unit assessment. I have broken the test up into smaller chunks, breaking the test up into more manageable pieces. The students will read two stories, answer comprehension questions about them, and then find similarities and differences between them. As well, there will be questions that assess grammar and spelling.
We continue our work with multi-digit addition (26+76), as well as addition with more than two addends (7+9+1+5). The students are working on finding friendly combinations within numbers (going to 10, 20, 30, etc.) It is exciting to see their strategies evolve as they build their comfort with larger numbers.
We continue our work in fiction writing. The students have created fictional characters and storylines, and are hard at work writing their stories. Their focus is on story order and strong vocabulary. We took a quick diversion from story writing to integrate haiku poetry into our nature study. The kiddo’s poems far exceeded my expectations. Look for them on our class bulletin board in the next week.
Thank you to the many families who have returned your permission forms to Squam Lake. There is not a limit on the number of chaperones we can take! We only ask that you drive yourself to our field trip location. Please return your field trip forms and payment by Thursday, April 14th.
Please look for an email from signup genius. I am making myself available to any family that would like to come in for a parent teacher conference. I know that scheduling can be difficult, and I am happy to have a phone conference with you if that is a better fit.