Friday, October 26, 2012

Peek At The Week

How do the weeks go by so quickly? I can’t believe October is nearing an end!

We had another wonderful week of learning together.

In Math, we continued in Unit 2 learning about shapes and geometry. We read The Greedy Triangle and learned about different 2-D shapes around us and how many sides and angles they have. We also did some fun 3-D shape activities using geo blocks to find the faces of 3-D shapes and we drew shape structures. We also did a fun activity using pattern blocks called Ways to Fill. *Check fun photos!

In Science, we learned about the special inside parts of a tree. We made a tree book to help us remember. We also read A Tree Is Nice and wrote 3 different reasons why trees are nice or important. We watched a short video about terrific trees and we even had one student dress up as a tree to help us review the parts. It was so fun!  *Check fun photos!

*The tree test will be on Tuesday, October 30th. The study guide went home on Thursday. Please help your child study.  The family tree project is also due Tuesday as well.

In Writing, we read a story by Donald Crews called Big Mama’s. It is about the author visiting his grandmother in the summer. Next, we wrote about places or people we like to visit in the summer too. They did a nice job!

In Fundations, we have started Unit 4, which teaches the students about plurals and suffixes. They are practicing and remembering the rules, which is awesome!

On Wednesday 10/31, we will have our vocabulary parade, which will begin at 8:45 a.m.  Parents are welcome to come to school and cheer on your favorite verb word! Students can bring their costumes in a bag to school. Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a nice weekend!

-Mrs. Farrand J