We had a wonderful time during our read-a-thon and camping day. As well, the kiddos enjoyed their ice cream party on Friday. They have come together nicely as a community and are hitting their stride as a group.
With the weather disruption this past week, a few learning activities have been bumped. We will complete our Erosion STEAM project this week and take a day to catch up in Math. As well, we will set up our fish tank for our new class pet. We have an aquafarm tank, that allows us to recycle the fish waste and use it as fertilizer to grow plants. I am excited to see how it goes!
This week in our reading program, Wonders, we will explore the question- What do good citizens do? This entire reading unit will explore the idea of how one person can make an impact on the world. While reading, we will again practice diphthongs ou and ow. While reading, we will continue to find the theme of the story but will also begin to look at the authors point of view.
This week in math we will continue to work with number stories. As we do so, students are working to use the strategies they have learned to date. In some cases, they find number lines helpful, other times they may draw in base 10. As we work, we continue to share our strategies with one another, learning that we all may use different approaches to solve math problems.
We continue to explore persuasive writing. The students have begun to plan their own opinion pieces and are working to add voice to their writing. While we all focused on the same prompt for our first writing piece, in their next piece the students will have the opportunity to chose a topic they feel strongly about!
Just a reminder that Tuesday, March 13th is voting day, and school will not be in session for students.