Welcome back. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family. We have just over 3 weeks before our next break. It’s going to be a busy time! Here’s a look at what we have going on this week:
Math: Problem solving (two-step within 20)
Reading/Language Arts: Key details of informational text
Writing: Informational writing (topic of choice)
Science: Completing Energy and beginning Forces (pushes and pulls)
*We are collecting recycled materials for an upcoming STEM project. We’re looking for cardboard boxes, tissue boxes, paper towel and toilet paper rolls, plastic cartons, etc. If you send in any plastic cartons that have had milk or juice in them, please rinse them out before sending in. Thank you!
*We have ILC on Friday. Remember your books.
*As the weather is starting to cool down, please make sure your child dresses appropriately!
*Tuesday December 6th is our Performing Arts field trip. These permission slips went home at the beginning of the year and have already been returned. We will be going to the Cobb Civic Center to see The Nutcracker ballet. Please have your child wear their maroon Tritt shirt!
Thank you for all the items donated for the food drive. As a class, we donated 46 items. What a great lesson to teach our children. Today we celebrated Veteran's Day by researching, "What is Veteran's Day? Why and how do we celebrate?" and we listened to a Veteran share about his job and service. We even saw and sampled their food they eat while on duty. Ask your child all about it!
Reading: How rhythm, rhyme, and repetition provide meaning in fictional text, poems, and songs
Writing: Use our research gathered to organize and draft an informational writing piece of choice
Math: one and two step word problems with a focus on explaining how we used a strategy to find the solution
Content: Energy and Forces
We had a great time watching The Boxcar Children movie and enjoying snacks from the vending machine and me. We also enjoyed Pirate Booty and a lollipop from the PTA for winning the Kindness Award at the Dash.
*We will go to the ILC on Monday
*No school on Tuesday (teacher work day)
*Send in nonperishable foods for Tritt’s annual food drive!
*Set your clocks back on Sunday
What are we learning in 302?
Reading: complete our unit on how nonfiction text features help us as readers and begin our unit on how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story
Writing: we’ll complete an informational writing piece on our heroes and focus on some fun How-tos
Math: using the open number line to subtract and begin to solve 2-step word problems
Word Work: root words and r-controlled e, I, u syllable patterns (bird, fern, worm, nurse, Earth)
Content: energy (heat, light, motion)