We've been keeping very busy in the classroom. Here's what we've been doing:
Reading : We continued working on visualizing poems to infer their meanings. The students have had a lot of fun using the strong words in poems to try to discover what the poets are talking about.
Writing : It took a lot of work to get the students' nonfiction all about books finished, but they are mostly all done! Now we're moving on to a poetry unit in writing.
Math : We focused on some geometric principles last week, learning about composite shapes and 3-dimensional shapes. The students have really enjoyed doing tangram puzzles online. If your child wants a challenge, have him/her try the level 3 tangram puzzles on ABCya. (We did levels 1 and 2 in the classroom.)
Science : We've spent the last couple of weeks learning all about desert animals and the adaptations they use in order to survive in the desert. Ask your child about his/her favorite desert animal and how it survives in the harsh desert climate.
Have a great week!