In reading and writing we are finishing up our focus on nonfiction. In reading, the children have learned about the importance of text features, text structures, and key words. They have been busy making wonderings, asking questions, and taking key word notes on a country of their heritage. They then wrote their own nonfiction book on their country. They are excited to share their books on the 9th.
In math, we just finished up a long unit on addition and subtraction of two and three digit numbers. The children learned many new strategies including open number lines, base ten blocks, and standard algorithm. We will continue to practice these concepts daily as part of morning work. We will also be practicing during our next unit which is word problems. Please urge your children to practice math facts at home. Mastery of math facts allows the children to concentrate on the strategies and not on the facts.
In Social Studies we are finishing up our unit on heritage, maps, and globes. Our shields, globes, and Atlas Maps are complete. Thank you to all who helped with the continent cutting and making of the globes. Your time is greatly appreciated. You helped make this worthwhile project possible. All of our “heritage” work will be presented at our Heritage Performance on April 9th at 9:00AM. We will be having an assessment the week of April 9th. I will be sending home a study guide in the next couple of days.