Well, another week is down and so much has been gained! This week in language arts, we read a biography about Gertrude Ederle, a champion swimmer from the 1920's. She was known for her amazing capability to swim across the English Channel in record time, along with holding multiple records in other swimming events. The students enjoyed this style of story, since we haven't covered many biographies this year. Hopefully it was a good springboard for them to gain interest in reading other biographies! A test was given on Thursday along with a spelling test. Please be sure that your child is studying each week to prepare for these!
In math, we have been working with repeating patterns of shapes and numbers. The students had to know if a pattern was an ABC, AABBC, ABA, etc. based on what the numbers or shapes were doing. They also learned what an increasing and decreasing pattern was. This type of questioning is on the Kansas state math assessment this spring.
In social studies this week, we have been focusing on Kansas history. Students were to research a certain town in Kansas, find it's location, population, and three fun facts about the town. They then created an advertisement poster with all of these facts and other students filled out a booklet based on the information on the posters that were created. They did a fine job with the provided research information!
Just a reminder that all reading and spelling tests are on Thursdays, unless otherwise noted in their planners. Please be sure to ask your child for their planner EACH NIGHT, along with any homework/unfinished work they have. This makes them gain responsibility for their education and will make their lives easier if they master this now. Trying to dig out of a hole is no fun!
Thank you for all you do!