This was a short but mighty week! We wrapped up our week with an exciting Encuentro with the “Science Explorers,” who taught us about exothermic and endothermic reactions, as well as the names of tools that scientists use. On Wednesday we watched the 8th grade perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Primary C howled along with the audience at the antics of Nick Bottom and Peter Quince’s acting troupe.
In theme we continue to build and plan our neighborhoods. Today we headed outside to paint our housing model. In writing we began to apply what we’ve learned about our own neighborhoods in an information article. Wait until you read about what stands out to your kiddos in their neighborhoods!
In first grade students worked on ordering two-digit numbers on an open number line. We practiced counting by 10s to and from 120 and sequencing numbers by decades (10, 20, 30). Second graders continued practicing a variety of addition/subtraction strategies for solving two-digit equations with an open number line. We found that there are many ways to solve the same equation, and that it’s possible to add numbers together in order to find a difference. For example: 76-42 can be solved by adding 8+10+10+6
A reminder that we will be hosting an “open house” style Learning Celebration on March 13-15 from 7:55-8:15 a.m. Be sure to pop in with your child on one of those days to see what we’ve been up to. The Primary Concert will take place on Friday, March 17, at 9:00 a.m. We will not be gathering with families before or after the concert.
Also, we will continue collecting for the Reach Out and Read fundraiser for the next week or so. You can make checks out to Reach Out and Read.
This weekend ask…
- Why is it important to be kind to others and to notice one another’s accomplishments?
- Why do you need to leave out my, me, mine, and I in information writing about neighborhoods?
- Who was your favorite character in A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
- What new friends will you try to get to know in our class in the coming weeks?
Have a lovely weekend,
Jennifer and Jane