Writing: The writer’s in room 120 have been working hard to improve their stories by adding strong beginnings and endings. Some options for ending a small moment story include ending right in the moment, using dialogue, or including a final thought/ feeling. Next week we’ll continue to learn more strategies for improving our stories and making them more interesting to the reader.
Math: We have been digging deeper into our math work with number lines this week. We’ve worked on creating our own number lines to solve problems, thinking about how we can use skip counting to fit the numbers we need on a number line. We’ve also worked on making ten to solve other problems- for example, thinking about how 6 + 6 is the same as 10 + 2.
Science: In science we conducted our first experiment! We are trying to prove that roots have the job of carrying water to the rest of the tree. We used cedar as a model for the tree and roots, water, and red food coloring. Be sure to ask your child about how we planned our experiment!
Fundations: Our phonics pattern this week is glued sounds and we will also continue working on this next week. Glued sounds include am, an, and all. Also the sounds ang, ank, ing, ink, ong, and onk.
Tell me about the experiment you did in science this week.
Why is it important for your small moment story to have a powerful beginning and ending?
What strategy did you use if you got stuck during math this week? What are some strategies that you can use at school that could also work at home when you work on math homework?
Dates to Remember:
No School: Monday, October 10th
No School: Wednesday, October 12th