Saturday, February 9, 2013

American Heroes

We had a fantastic week with some really creative American heroes visiting our classroom. It was nice to have so many parents stop by for the presentations.

For math this week we continued working on multiplication of greater numbers. We learned some interesting techniques and even a couple of multiplication magic tricks the kids can show you at home.

We finished up our Martin Luther King Jr. reading by writing about how different elements of his life relate to our own.

In social studies we worked on our California Hero group projects. Students are working together to make a large scale facebook page for their hero. We also read about the recent presidential inauguration.

We identified and used story movers in writing this week. Then we practiced story mover selection in our rough drafts of snow globe adventures.

Here's what's coming up next week:

  • Math: Test on Tuesday on multiplying greater numbers
  • Reading: Martin Luther King reading test on Tuesday
  • Science: Focusing on the properties of reflection 
  • Social Studies: facebook gallery walk on Thursday
  • Writing: snow globe story final drafts

We started SPARK P.E. on Monday this past week. Moving forward, please send your children to school wearing shoes they feel comfortable running around in on Mondays and Wednesdays.

I also hope you all had a chance to look over the valentine's note I sent home. Lastly, students will be picking their poems for poem recitation from my class set on Monday.

Have a great rest of the weekend!