Sunday, September 22, 2013

S is for Seed

Happy Fall Parents and Students,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Last week we did a lot of exciting things in our classroom.

In Math we worked on addition. We used multiple strategies to aid us in multi-digit addition. We also learned how to estimate. We used it to validate our exact sums.

For Reading this week we focused on the skill of identifying cause and effect relationships. We analyzed these relationships in various texts and in our personal experiences.

In Writing we worked on our suffixes and learned about subjects and predicates. Additionally, we started practicing painting pictures with our words to create more interesting sentences.

We continued our focus on the skill of observation in Science this week. To better understand seeds and their similarities, we analyzed different types of produce and compared their seeds. This helped inform our decisions on what to grow.

For Social Studies we continued to work on our Oak maps. Students are learning how to create legends and how to accurately diagram locations from an aerial view.

In the area of life skills, we are continuing our practice of better eye contact, self control, and active listening. Please reenforce these concepts in your homes.

Here's what's coming up this week:

  • Math: Topic 3 Test Thursday
  • Reading: Book Report due Thursday
  • Writing: Show not tell sentences
  • Science: Seed is sprouting
  • Social Studies: Los Altos community 
See you tomorrow!