Hello. We are in our last quarter and are busy as ever…
Please remember the play we are seeing tomorrow…Henry and Mudge. The bus will leave as close to 9:00 as possible, so please be to school a little early…5 minutes or so…tomorrow. Thanks. Have your child bring a lunch-if it is nice we will eat outside, otherwise, we will have a picnic in our room!!
We are dancing to The Charleston every Tuesday and Thursday mornings for about 50 minutes!! Your child should be practicing each night!!! The music can be found on the internet-the dance instructor said that You-tube has a great African-American from the 20’s/30’s?? dancing and thought your children should see that. Your children should talk to you about that.
We still need snacks! Thanks.
Language Arts: We are reading every morning in our AR books. We are learning about Animal Wishing Poetry and we will create some Onomatopoeia Poetry. We are also reading out of a “Chicago” book (social studies) and working on our city maps (also social studies). We are also listening to the last of our Young Author Book Talks. It is very nice to see everyone reading their book and leading a class discussion. They have all gone very well. As always, each child still has one day a week that they go down to Ms. Jane’s room and read to their buddy.
Homework: Monday and Wednesday nights-an Animal Wish Poetry poem that they will create and return the next day. Illustrations are extra credit. Tuesday and Thursday-they will have an Onomatopoeia Poem that they will create and return the next day. Again, an illustration is extra credit. They have their cursive sheets that are due on Friday. Many of their cursive work is looking wonderful!!
Math: Lessons 9.4-9.7 Did your child show you have to multiply with the partial-Products method? Many of the children loved learning this and were very successful multiplying in this way. We will be working on number stories-these are a little challenging-work extra with your child at home if needed. Thanks. The Unit 9 Math Test will probably be next Friday.
Homework: Monday through Thursday-lessons 9.4-9.7
Art: We are working on our Chicago Maps and creating an Earth Day poster-we will continue on both of these this week.
Social Studies: See above with the Chicago Book and Maps. We are also working in our Map Essentials Book. The activity this week is Reading a Community Map-fits right in with our Chicago Map!
Science: We are finishing up our Earth Materials Unit. What properties can your child tell you about Calcite and how it reacts and is detected in rocks? What can they tell you about rocks and minerals? We will just touch on a Sound Unit (this information is reviewed in upper grades again) and we will be starting a Life Science Unit in about 2 weeks.