Good morning! Here is an update on some happenings in our classroom.
In writing, we have been working on response to literature. Students have been analyzing passages of other authors and using these pieces to identify main idea, author’s purpose, and themes. Following response to literature we will move into our informational writing unit.
In math, we have started our unit on decimals. In this unit, students will be representing and comparing decimals and adding and subtracting decimals. At home, you can discuss everyday uses of decimals and find fraction equivalents.
In Reading, we are using our reading strategy of making inferences. Students use their schema, background knowledge, and text clues to make meaning of author’s purpose. We have also started up our book clubs. During book clubs, students are using their reading strategies to dig deeper into meaning. Students are also working on coming up with their own essential questions in relation to the book they are reading.
In science, students are conducting experiments to investigate water vapor. Last week the kids learned the effects of air temperature on evaporation. This week we will explore the effect of surface area on evaporation.
Finally, our Valentine's Day Party will be on Wednesday, February 14th at 2:30. Click here for the optional signup. For our party, there will be a chocolate fountain, photo booth, and a minute to win it game. Kids are welcome to bring in decorated boxes for Valentine's Day treats. If kids choose to bring Valentine's Day treats for their classmates they must bring one in for every student in our class. We have 25 students this year. As always please let me know of any questions, comments, or concerns you have. Have a great week!