I hope that you had a chance to read your child's published book at Open House! My students worked SO hard on these and were super excited to show them off. These are going to spend a little time in our classroom library and then your child will bring his or her book
home soon after.
This week we did our first STEM project of the year. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Most of the projects that we do will be completed in small groups or with a partner. Sometimes we may even join together with another class to do a STEM project.
This week my students were given a 9 x12 piece of paper and tape. Their challenge was to build the longest paper chain they could using only the materials provided. I saw so much great teamwork during this challenge. The students really came together and created some fantastic chains!
News and Reminders
We will have our Topic 2 math assessment next THURSDAY!
It will cover addition and subtraction strategies and story problems. Your child has been practicing these at school for several weeks and should be very familiar
with strategies such as:
*Using a 10 frame
* Using a number line
* Using a double or near double
*Adding in any order
Our Fall Party will be on Friday, October 14th. We will begin about 11:35. This is also a half day of school so we will go to lunch from 11:00-11:30. We will start our party after we return to our classroom from lunch.
We will be making a fall craft and then do a STEM project in small groups. You are welcome to join us if your schedule allows! School will dismiss at 12:30 on the 14th.
Red Ribbon Week
We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week October 24– October 28th.
Monday: Wear Red, White, and Blue
Tuesday: Superhero Day
Wednesday: Fake Injury Day
Thursday– PJ Day
Friday— Tiger Wear
Fri.– Fall Party / Early Dismissal