- Monday, October 15th - Friday, October 19th - FALL BREAK!
- Friday, November 2nd - Report Cards Go Home
- Friday, November 9th - No School (Conference Week)
- Wednesday, November 21st - Friday, November 23rd - Thanksgiving Break
WHAT WE'VE BEEN LEARNING...
We have completed Unit 2 and the students were given the post-assessment this past week. When we return from Fall Break, we will begin Unit 3 - Multi-Digit Addition and Subtraction. In this unit, students will:
- Continue to practice addition and subtraction strategies, including using the standard algorithms for both operations
- Round multi-digit numbers and estimate their sums and differences
The students have really embraced their book club responsibilities and are deep into their book clubs now! We have had great discussions around character analysis, author's craft, and theme. I am looking forward to continuing this work when we return from break. We will also begin our second reading unit of study when we return to school, which focuses on character studies.
Students have been working hard on a fun, descriptive writing piece. We created a make-believe real-estate company and each student wrote a listing to sell either a spooky house or a beautiful mansion. We were also able to collaborate with the art teacher, Ms. Thompson, and she guided the students through a drawing project where they were able make the house they wrote about come alive! These projects are hanging up in our classroom right now, but you will get to see them during conferences.
Students have been working to further develop their map skills. We learned how to read different types of maps, including physical maps, population maps, and political maps to name a few. Using this knowledge of maps as a basis, we began a study on our first region of the United States - the northeast. This week we have been taking a "train tour" through the northeast region, and making stops at famous landmarks and important cities. Some of the stops we have made so far include: the Erie Canal, Boston, MA, The Empire State Building, and Hershey, Pennsylvania (my favorite of course!). After we finish our tour, we will dive deeper into the climate, natural resources, land use, and culture of this region.