This week in the Wonders program we will study the question, What can we see in the sky? Students will begin to learn more about our place in the solar system, and talk briefly about the Sun and the Moon. As we read, we will look for key details. Additionally, we will study the long i spelling pattern this week, and work on understanding contractions.
This week we will look more closely at place value concepts. Students will build numbers using base 10 blocks, and then compare their size. Students will continue their understanding that a number is made up of a set of hundreds, tens, and ones. We will continue to come back to the concept of telling time to the five minute mark, and this is a wonderful skill to continue to practice at home!
We will finish our final draft of our opinion writing pieces. The students did such an amazing job with their writing this week. It is remarkable to see how far they have come in both their confidence and skill. We will begin to work on a piece to celebrate our author’s visit, which happens later this month.
As well, we are wrapping up our unit on mapping. The students have zoomed out from their home, all the way out to our galaxy to lay the foundational knowledge that we live in a town, state, country, on a continent, on a planet, and in a solar system. Next week we will work on reading map symbols and cardinal directions.
We had a wonderful time completing our STEAM challenge this week. Students were tasked to create a track they could move a paperclip along. They had to use a magnet to move the paperclip from the starting line to the finish line. As well, many students tried to create obstacles along the way!