Reading: Last week, we started our Nonfiction Unit and the students are really enjoying themselves. This week, we'll continue to learn how to extract information from various conventions in nonfiction books - comparisons, cutaways, and close-ups. (Last week we focused on photographs, labels, and captions.)
Writing: We're still working on publishing our latest writing pieces. The editing process has taken a little longer this time, because the students are spending a lot of time independently making changes to make sure that their writing is as easy to read as possible. I'd love to have our publishing party this week, but with everything going on, I have a feeling we won't get a chance until next week.
Math: We'll be going over lots of different topics in math this week! From reviewing function machines, to learning about quarters and telling time using digital clocks.
Please use the fact triangles to review math facts with your child at home. Of course, we will be spending time in school reviewing math facts as well, but every little bit helps in developing automaticity of math facts.
Social Studies: Recently, we've been learning about how the world is represented in visual terms - through maps and globes. This week, we'll focus on locating where we live in a map/globe.
Extras: Thank you to everyone that has volunteered to come in and share your family's heritage, background, and/or culture with 1-Bu! I will send home notes confirming the time and date of your presentation early this week.
Finally, I'd like to give a huge round of applause to all of the 1-Bu students in Star Power on Friday night! I was beaming with pride. My cheeks hurt when I got home because I had been smiling so much! Everyone did a fantastic job!