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LATEST FRIDAY EMAIL:Happy Friday!What a week we have had! We are very busy in room 16...In MATH we are still in our number sense unit. We worked on additions and subtraction this week as well as rounding. We will continue to review rounding next week and then begin our Problem Solving lessons which come at the end of each unit. Our first unit test for math will most likely happen at the beginning of October. Your child will have a least a week's notice in advance and we will do a lot of reviewing in school for it. I will also go over how to study for a test with your children before we have the first test.In READING we are working on being able to write about our reading. We completed a model RACERS response and discussed how to use our stop and jots to write our responses. The students will begin to do this on their own starting the week of October 3. Directions will come home before then.In WRITING we learned how authors develop their characters. We read some great books (Tar Beach, Miss Rumphius, Albert, and Owl Moon). We used these as inspiration to create our own characters. Students all have a beginning of a character they can use in their realistic fiction story. We ended the week writing about our favorite outdoor places to help prepare us to create settings for our stories.In SCIENCE this week we completed some experiments to help us understand the steps of the scientific method. We tested out the absorption of paper towels and what cleans pennies better. It was fun! I posted pictures to Twitter if you are interested.In SOCIAL STUDIES we are still looking at maps and the states. We have also begun to notice that the USA is divided into regions and what states are in each region.During our morning meetings the students have shared "challenges" or "successes" and we have celebrated many things! During these meetings we have also learned about how we are all unique but also how similar we all are!The #bookadaychallenge is going strong! This week I read Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Beautiful Oops, and Albert.Coming Up...9/23 - School Picnic TONIGHT! 5-79/26 and 9/27 - Schools Closed9/29 - Back to School Night10/5 - Schools Closed10/7 - Walk a ThonAs always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!Enjoy the long weekend!
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