A huge thank you to the many wonderful parent chaperones who attended our field trip on Friday. It was a perfect way to tie together our learning about animals, habitats, and erosion. The best part of the field trip was that it was geared for kids to be able to be kids; lots of wide open spaces, fun learning activities, and fresh air! I will work to email out pictures this week.
This week in the Wonders Program we will explore the question, “What do myths help us understand about plants?” We will review how to find the theme of the story, focus on compound words and adjectives, and spell words with open and closed syllables (an open syllable is when a word is divided after a vowel-ra/dio or ta/ble and the vowel makes the long vowel spelling, a closed syllable is when a word is divided after a consonant closing the vowel in-pres/ent forcing the vowels to make the short vowel sound). We will be dividing lots of words this week and sorting them into open and closed syllable parts!
In Math this week our focus is on arrays. We are learning basic multiplication facts through repeated addition, and finding ways to split a group of numbers into equal parts (12 = 3 x 4 or 12 = 2 X 6). We will work more with this concept at the beginning of the week and then take our end of unit assessment at the end of the week.
We will write our last personal narrative story this week. This piece of writing will be independent and will serve as a way to measure growth from the beginning of the year until now. I am excited to see the progress the students have made, and to share with them the difference in their writing! The remainder of our year will focus on non-fiction writing, as we end our year with research.
A few reminders of important dates coming up:
Memorial Day is next Monday- school will be closed.
Our Memorial Day ceremony will be on May 27th at 9:00 in the gym.
Veterans are invited to attend.
Our class is presenting at the community meeting on June 2nd. The meeting begins at 8:30.
Field Day is June 7th in the morning, with a school BBQ following for lunch.
Our end of the year class party will be in the afternoon following field day, on June 7th from 1:20-2:10.