Saturday, September 29, 2012

Time for a Field Trip

This week we started our Boy vs. Girl Bean Plant Growing Competition, where the students see who's bean plant can grow the most over the next few months. We had a great Parts of Speech group activity this week, where each groups became an expert in one of the parts of speech and then presented their lesson to the class.

We also finished section 3 in math this week and started reading the book Chalk Box. In social studies, we worked on globes and hemisphere identification. The final point I want to mention about this week was that our first book report was assigned and is due on October 29. Here are some examples of the pumpkin decorating portion:

Here's what's coming up next week:
  • We have our first field trip this week and I'm still missing a few of your permission slips and checks
  • We will start working on the elements of a paragraph in writing
  • We will begin Math, Unit 4 on Monday, which focuses on subtraction
  • We will combine our direction skills with the compass rose, in order to improve our map skills