Friday, February 6, 2015

Snowy News!

Here is a quick update about some things we have learned over the past two short and snowy weeks!

In math:
  • We finished Topic 8 (Addition with regrouping)
  • Completed the Topic 5-8 benchmark assessment
  • Began Topic 9 (Subtracting two-digit numbers)
    • Played the topic opener game
    • Learned how to regroup 1 ten for 10 ones

In Writing:
  • We are continuing to learn about informative writing and research North America
    • We are focusing on landforms and bodies of water, plants and animals, countries, interesting facts, and interesting places
  • We learned how to use our own words when we research
  • We learned how to use adjectives to make our writing more interesting
  • We learned how to use linking words to connect ideas
  • Next week we will begin to revise and edit so we can publish our class book!

The view from our classroom :)

  • Our field trip has been rescheduled for June 4th
  • We need cardboard for the gerbils!! Please send in egg cartons, paper towel/toilet paper rolls, cereal boxes, etc.
  • Gerbil permission slips are due on Monday
  • Valentines can be passed in any day next week (no food or candy)
  • Scholastic book clubs are due Feb. 12th

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