We had another great week! We started a new math unit, wrote our second paragraph of the year, learned all about idioms and hyperboles, and learned how to use a balance scale to measure the mass of different objects.
- Restaurant Night - Wednesday, October 8th - Raising Canes 5-10pm (drive-thru only)
- No School - Monday, October 12th - Friday, October 16th (Fall Break)
We started a new math unit this week. Students learned how to round to the nearest ten and nearest hundred. We also began working on new strategies for adding 3-digit numbers.
This week we worked on understanding different types of figurative language, including idioms and hyperboles. We realized that this type of language shows up a lot in the books we read so it's important to understand different phrases and sayings that you can't interpret literally like: it's raining cats and dogs, she's a couch potato, I'm on cloud nine, he's grinning from ear to ear, etc. We created a chart and are keeping track of all the figurative language we come across in our independent reading books.
Students wrote their second paragraph of the year. We wrote about why it's important for kids to go to school. The students had great thoughts and perspectives about this due to COVID and having to do remote learning last year. It's so great to see how important the kids think school is now!
This week we learned how to use a balance scale to measure mass. We learned the difference between mass and weight and why it's important to have a standard unit of measurement.