Oh what a sad weekend thinking of the tragedy in Conneticut. I read a piece in the New York Times about how to address this issue with children. It was really helpful and I will address the situation as your children talk about it. Only one child came up to me today and we talked and hugged. Again, the article was helpful if you want to look it up in the NYT. I will take the students directives as needed. I think we are all feeling as safe and secure as possible today in our relaxed, focused classroom environment.
This Friday we will have a classroom party in the afternoon with pizza!! Your child should still bring a lunch in on Friday-the party will be later in the afternoon. Thanks.
Just a reminder that morning fitness and school start at 8:45 each day!!! Thanks.
Language Arts: We will be reading and working on winter poems this week. We will create a poetry box that they will have with them of Friday.
Homework: Your child will have copies of the poems and if they memorize a poem, recite it to the class this week, I will give them extra credit. Homeowrk should also include at least 30 minutes of reading each night and your child should be at least half way to their AR goal this quarter!!! Thaks.
Math: Lessons 5.6-5.9 will be covered this week. Can your child explain how to do Partial-Products Multiplication with multi-digit numbers? Ask them!! I will also teach them (or review) Lattice Multiplication and our last lesson this week will be the introduction of exponential notation for powers of 10.
Homework: Mondya through Thursday, lessons 5.6-5.9
Science: We will have some time and continue to build working circuits.
Art: We are also doing a few extra art-holiday related projects this week!!! Look for some on Friday!!
Hope everyone has a wonderful Winter Break filled with family and friends!! See you in January!! I must say thank you once again for all you do in helping to have this classroom and school year be the best that it can be!! Thanks Jean Clement