This week in math, we finished subtraction story problems with an outcome test. We moved on to telling time to the quarter and half hours on an analog clock. There are MANY drill-and-practice websites to reinforce this skill on my websites page, so see to it (if internet is available) that your child gets plenty of practice on this important skill! In addition to this new unit, we are going to be doing book reports over a fictional story within the students' AR reading level. Paper copies of the menu and rubric were sent home today with your child. They are to pick one item from the appetizer, one from the entree, and one from the side dish. Dessert items are optional and are the only ones that can be worked on in class. The other three are going to be their homework items each night. See to it that your child spends ample time and puts forth great effort in producing a high-quality report presentation. Presentations will be given the Monday and Tuesday on the week of Thanksgiving! The book report page and rubric can be found on my website under "Book Report" if you happen to lose the paper copy!
In reading, we finished Unit 2, which had stories centered around a theme titled "How Are Problems Solved?" Each story related to some sort of problem and how the characters solved them. Next week, we will begin Unit 3 stories, which are centered around the theme titled "People and Nature." All resources used in the classroom are updated on the website weekly, so don't be afraid to have your child use it to it's fullest potential!
In science, we finished up the soil unit by making grass heads. We will be sending these home as soon as the grass grows to a healthy length.
We finished up the week with a Veteran's Day assembly honoring veterans and their service to our country. We all know how important their jobs are at protecting our freedoms! Wave your flags high!
On a more personal issue, one of our fellow classmates, Sloan, has undergone a successful surgery last week, and is currently home and doing well. She will be gone from school for some time. Thank you all that helped donate towards a gift basket and flowers with a "get well" card to be sent to her. She is very appreciative of our thoughts! A special thank you to Sherri Stewart for spear heading this and getting the ball rolling on this "thoughtful thought!"
Have a great weekend and thanks for all you do,