I would like to start off by saying how great the Digger Dash was this year. Great weather made for a wonderful day of running, walking, and being outside!
In Math, we are nearing the end of Unit 1. This week we will be working on a lot of division problems and how we can use multiplication as a strategy to find the answer. Great math thinking has been taking place in our classroom! We will also be solving division problems using 2-digit divisors and solve division problems by breaking the dividend into parts. When we come back from fall break we will begin our unit on volume.
In Social Studies students are adding to their schema of the geographical regions of the United States. Students are also exploring how our region’s geography, climate, and resources affect the way people live and work.
We will begin our first Science unit after fall break by investigating living cells. Together students will discuss the differences between living and non-living things as well as learn that the basic unit of life is the cell. We will learn that all cells have basic needs and what these needs are.
Writing has been a great journey. We are continuing to develop our personal narratives and the kids are working really hard! One thing that we have been working on in class is telling the story from inside it. We do this by trying our best to get our readers to feel as if they are in our story as they read it. We are also continuing our practice of showing and not telling!
We are still continuing our work on schema and making connections in Reading. To do this we have been discussing ways in which our schema can change and grow.
Finally, it is time to start thinking about our Halloween Party. If anyone is interested in organizing the party, please let me know. Thank you and enjoy your week!!