I hope that you are staying warm! Thank you to the many parents who volunteered goodies and their time to make our party a success.
This week in the Wonders Program we will extend our learning from last week. With Valentine’s Day activities, and our community meeting last week, we were short on time to wrap up our learning. There will not be a spelling list/test this week.
In Mathematics, we will wrap up our unit assessment on Monday, and then begin a new unit on data. We will how to collect and graph data. Later in the unit we will learn a new add larger numbers using an operation called partial sums. I will send home a link that shows the process for this addition practice. While it is different than the traditional approach to column addition we learned in school, it explains the process as a foundation for students-helping them understand why they carry the one, or borrow from a neighbor. Look for the link to come home the week after vacation.
You may have heard by now that we have begun our cursive writing. The student filled out a cursive learning permit last week, using their neatest print writing. They are being issued permits to learn cursive, and we are on our way. I continue to remind the students that cursive writing will take a lot of practice, and it won’t be perfect at first. As we complete a group of letters, look for the pages to come home for your review.
We have also begun our Landform Unit, reviewing continents and oceans as a foundation. This week for our STEM activity we will look at how mountains are formed using graham crackers. It is such a visual understanding of the concept, and I hope they share their excitement with you.
Have a good week!