Dear 3A Parents,
In reading workshop this week we began working on finding the main idea in a passage of text. The children have learned that the main idea of a paragraph is not always at the beginning - it can be at the end or even hiding in the middle! Learning to distinguish main idea from supporting details is a foundational skill. You can give your child practice developing this skill by asking him or her to tell you the main idea of a passage they’ve just read and how they know it’s the main idea.
This weekend ask your child
- about the ending of The Birchbark House
- what a pit school was
- how his or her multiplication work is going
- how his or her nonfiction piece is going
- whether ice is more or less dense than water and how we know
- what songs s/he is learning in music
- how recorder playing is going
- about the percussion performance at today’s Encuentro
- what friendship tools our book buddies shared with us today
- what bead breathing is and how it can help you
Links to our March conference sign-up were emailed earlier today. Please schedule your classroom conference as soon as possible; and remember, the specialists would love to see you, too.
Miriam and Josh