This week in the Wonders program we will investigate the question, “How do you express yourself?” Students will have the chance to read about ways that we are all the same, and how we are different. As well, we will study the long u spelling pattern. This week, we continue to practice asking questions and pulling out details that support the main idea. Students are becoming much more skilled with this concept!
In Math this week, we will begin the week reviewing fact strategies, such as doubles, combinations of 10, and near doubles facts. From there, we will spend the remainder of the week working on money. We will review counting mixed coins, and teach students how to count up when making change within a dollar. This is the introduction to this skill, and as such they may need additional support at home with their homelinks. This is a wonderful skill to continue to practice with your child. I have provided a website link to a game that allows your child to practice this skill at home:
As well, there are additional money games listed on this website!
In writing this week, we will formalize our learning about opinion and persuasive wiring. We will define what an audience for writing is, and what an argument in a persuasive piece is. As well, we will explore how the audience affects our writing, and write our own opinion letter to an author.