Dear Parents,

I am so thankful for each of my wonderful students and all of you parents! I’m wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving Break! Here’s what we’ve been working on this week in EIP:

**First Grade Math**

We’ve been using bar manipulatives to model addition and subtraction problems 0-20. We have also been working on writing number sentences (equations) to help us solve for the missing number in a number bond model!

**Second Grade Reading**

In reading, we’ve continued to work on spelling and decoding words that follow the *Magic E* Rule! We even made Thanksgiving Magic E turkeys! Don’t forget about the weekly Fluency Practice that is coming home as homework each week! These practice sheets will really help solidify the work we are doing in class!

**Second Grade Math**

We have continued to work on using an Orton-Gillingham approach for math computation, while working to solve 2-digit addition and subtraction problems. I have seen many students progress with these difficult skills, through use of the multi-sensory approach. Students love getting their hands on the math bars to “build” their problem, before trying to draw and solve it!

**Fourth Grade Math**

We have finished up multiplying using the area models with the math integer bars. We have started to learn about *multiplicative comparisons*, which are helping us to break down the language used in many multiplication word problems. We will continue to practice this through the end of the week!

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Mrs. Kidd