I honestly cannot believe we are already into October! We have had such a spectacular first month of school! I have seen so much improvement already! Here's a quick update on our classroom!
MATH: In math we just finished our first unit on place value and addition. Your children did a great job on this unit. Next we are going to be working on multiplication strategies and skip counting!
WRITING: For our first few writing lessons, we just free wrote about anything to build stamina. Now we are working on small moment stories and writing personal narratives. I love the stories I am reading!
READING: In reading we studied nonfiction text features! We've learned how to restate a question and find evidence by highlighting. Everybody has been doing an awesome job!
SOCIAL STUDIES: We have studied maps in social studies! We've mastered the oceans and continents, as well as learned a little bit about Maine's geography. NEXT THURSDAY (10/5/17) we will have an assessment over the continents, oceans, and a little bit about Maine. I will be sending a study guide home on Monday.
SCIENCE: In science we studied life cycles! We grew different kinds of seeds with different conditions. Some had no soil, and some had no light! Our class took a poll of our hypotheses. 11 students didn't think the plants with no light would grow. 8 didn't think that the plants with no soil would grow. I think students were pretty surprised when all of our plants grew very well! Here is a picture!
I'm excited for the year to continue! Please continue to practice mastering math facts with your children!
As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please let me know! Happy October! :)