This week in the Wonders reading program we are focusing on the question, “How can we protect the Earth?” The students are learning more about being responsible citizens and how small efforts can make a big impact. We will review homophones, practice revising our predictions, and review contractions. As well, we continue to build our fluency (rate and cadence) when reading. Please have your child read aloud to you at least twice a week to help them pause at punctuation and change their inflection to carry meaning when reading. Model this expressive reading for your child, and listen to ensure they continue to develop this skill!
In math this week we continue our exploration of polygons. The students are tasked with a challenge to design a garden that is a quadrilateral. Once with four right angles, and once with two right angles. As well, we will explore 3D shapes. At the end of the week we will begin to partition 2D shapes. This means that we will use lines to divide a shape into equal parts-laying the foundation for fractions.
In writing, we are polishing our writing pieces to enter into both the Young Author’s Award (a NBCS yearly writing competition) and four the final edition of Joe English’s Grange school newspaper. There is a lot of creativity buzzing around the room!
Finally, ask your child about the pinhole telescope we used to look at the sun today. We discussed that Mercury was passing in front of our view of the sun today and went outside to use our homemade telescope to observe.
A huge heartfelt thank you once again for your thoughtfulness and generosity last week. It was truly amazing!
As a reminder: Our fieldtrip is on May 20th. Look for details to come home to chaperones in the next week.