In Math, we started counting money and finished the week with an economics/money video about the Village of Tum Tum. Next week, students will be learning how to make change with money spent.
In Reading, we learned about Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday. A boy learns that saving is better than spending and realizes how hard it is to save money when it's burning a hole in his pocket! An open-book test was given on Friday this week instead of Thursday. The students also had the opportunity to take an AR test on it as well. A Spelling test was also given on the i-Pods on Friday. In grammar, we have learned the difference between a statement and a question by looking at examples of different sentences. We also wrote newspaper articles on the importance of saving money. Look for the examples on our homepage in a photo slideshow! Students will finish these up next week.
In Social Studies, we have studied money and economics. Discuss with your child the importance of saving, what a budget is, and the difference between wants and needs. We also discussed what interest is.
Next week, we will be reading a story titled If You Made a Million. Students learn a way to actually make a million dollars from a magician! We will be learning the difference between realism and fantasy. The Family Times will discuss this, which is going home with the students today. A test will be given in spelling and reading next Thursday.
We have adopted a new consistent K-4 discipline policy, which will be starting next Monday, so look for information on that coming home on Monday of next week!
Have a great weekend!