Mrs. Crawford and Mrs. Karpowich both visited our classroom, too. Mrs. Crawford taught us interesting facts about desert animals and Mrs. Karpowich taught us about analogies. To round up the special visitors last week, Officer Marc (our Adopt-a-Cop) came by as well! He talked about various street signs and what they mean.
Reading : This week, we are going to talk a lot about creating wonderings (or questions) about non-fiction topics and how to find the answers in a book. This will segue into asking questions in fiction books as well.
Writing : Writing time got very squished last week with our busy schedule, so we're going to continue working on publishing our pieces this week. We'll hopefully be publishing by the end of the week!
Math : The students did a great job with the 2-d and 3-d shapes unit. Please keep pointing out 3-d shapes and having your child identify the shape. These often aren't terms that we use in everyday life, but it is important that the students become familiar with these terms (like sphere, cylinder, cone, cube, pyramid, rectangular prism, and triangular prism).
This week, we're going to start Unit 8. We'll be doing a lot of work with money this week, in addition to spending some time discussing place value.
Computers : We started working in a drawing program called KidPix last week. We're creating spring scenes. We will most likely be at the school concert during computer time this week, so we'll have to finish our spring drawings next week.
Fun Run : I hope to see many of you at the Fun Run this Saturday. We seem to have a lot of 1-Bu participants, which is great! If you can, stick around after the Fun Run to cheer me on in the 5k.