Friday, May 31, 2013

Peek At The Week

The month of May went by very quickly! I can’t believe it will be June tomorrow! The weather is certainly telling us that summer is near!

In Math, we worked on solving addition story problems using multiple strategies. The students are getting very good with tens and ones and showing different strategies for the same problem. The students also played some review games with a partner to practice adding and money skills. 
Next week, we’ll work on hundreds, tens, and ones with stickers and story problems.

In Science, we learned a lot about the moon. We read about the moons in different months, read a moon packet and watched a short video called All about the Moon. We learned the four main phases of the moon too. They are new moon, first quarter moon, full moon, and last quarter. We also read The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons. The students enjoyed writing and sharing funny solar system stories too! We had a great laugh together!  I sent home the study guide for our test next Wednesday 6/5.

In Writing, we wrote expository pieces about a classmate. Each student interviewed another student in class and then wrote an informative paragraph about the person. It was fun learning about someone in class and the writing was fantastic! We’ll share them next week.

*Check the backpack folder notice regarding a special spirit week starting on Monday. Each day has a different theme, so it should be fun! Monday will be Pajama Day!

The Famous American Tea scripts are due on June 10th and the costumes on June 11th. Please help your child prepare their script for this special event!

Enjoy this lovely hot weather! J                         

-Mrs. Farrand