This will be our last week in the Wonders reading program. We will study the question, Why is teamwork important? This is a fantastic topic to study anytime, but especially before field day! As this is our last week in the reading program, it will also be the last week of spelling for the year. The students will study words that have the le syllable. As we read this week we will work to identify the main idea and important details.
In math this week we will wrap up our learning about dividing objects into equal groups. As well, I will introduce students to the Everyday Math Approach for multi-digit subtraction. This method is called expand and trade subtraction. I have included a helpful parent’s guide to this approach to subtraction. Again, we are trying to ensure the students understand why they trade or borrow before we introduce the traditional algorithm.
Parent Guide to expand and trade subtraction:
We are wrapping up the year writing poetry and research reports. Many of the students have completed a research report about an ecosystem and are moving onto their final choice research project. For both projects, they have used the platform glogster. The kiddos can log on from home and share their work with you!
June 12th- Squam Lake Field Trip
8:15-4:00- please arrange for transportation for your child at promptly 4:00
Don’t forget to apply bug spray and sunscreen– packed lunches a must this day
June 13th – Field Day 8:15-10:30ish (another great day for sunscreen and bug spray)
June 20th – Last day of school; dismissal at 12:00