*Our Class picture day will be on Thursday, February 14th. Students will take a group picture and individual pictures.
*All Six Flags Read to Succeed completed forms need to be returned by February 15th. No late forms will be accepted. Click this link if you need to print a new form.
This month, we will be reading different types of traditional literature. We are beginning with fables. We are reading many different fables and discussing the central message or moral of each story. After fables we will explore different versions on common fairy tales. We will read different versions of Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Cinderella. We will compare and contrast the stories. We will even write one of our own. We are also working on opinion writing. We will state our opinion clearly, give 3 reasons why we feel that way, and give details for our reasons. We will end with restating our opinion clearly. We will be writing friendly letters too. Students will need to use commas in the greeting and closing of the letter. We are also learning about adjectives and adverbs. Students are working to expand sentences by using adjectives and adverbs in writing. In phonics, we are reviewing r controlled vowels and plural nouns.
This month we are working on adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers. Students must show a strategy when adding and subtracting- blocks, decomposing numbers, or number line. Be careful with regrouping. We are also solving 1 and 2 step word problems. These are still challenging for many students. Remind your child to show both number sentences used to solve the problems. Students must also write a sentence answer to the question. We practice problem solving each morning with our problem of the day.
We will be doing a science unit on stars, shadows and the moon. We will watch patterns in the moon over a month. We will learn about the main moon phases. Look for the calendar. All students that return the calendar will receive a treat! We will discuss star brightness, distance, and color. We will even look at constellations. Also, we will use a sundial to view shadows. We will discuss why shadows look different throughout the day. Please review how we get day and night.