Our novel engineering project was based off a book called Perfect Square. After reading the book we discussed the problems that square faced. As a class, we decided that square needed to learn that change can be good, and that being different is a good thing. While working in groups the students used squares that were no longer "perfect" to create something beautiful.
Another book that we enjoyed this week was ish. We learned how to demonstrate growth mindset when things become difficult. During writing time, each student drew "ish" drawings, and then they practiced writing complete sentences about their pictures. This week we have been focusing on forming our letters correctly, using correct spacing, and using capital letters for the beginning of sentences and names.
Our school librarian joined us in our classroom, and we practiced logging into the computers. Then the students explored a few fun books on Epic.
We now know about rural, suburban, and urban communities so we are ready to send off our Flat Stanley projects. Your child has a note in his or her folder with directions. Please return an addressed envelope with a stamp on it as soon as you can. We will be mailing our Stanleys from school. Thanks in advance for your help with this project!
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Addition strategies is the focus of our current math lessons. As we review the addition strategies we are also learning about the different math stations. I love seeing the teamwork that is taking place as the students work together to practice their math skills.
You have most likely seen the math homework pages that are coming home in your child's folder. Please note that those are optional practice pages for at home, and they do not need to be returned to school.