I hope you had a great time with your family and your amazing children. We spent the long weekend in the Berkshires with our family. We took KJ hiking and he surprised us all at how much he could do! He hiked almost 2 miles, pretty impressive for a three year old!
This week in reading we started our historical fiction reading unit. This is my favorite reading unit of the year! Historical fiction is a fascinating genre where you get to learn about historical times and read a great story with heroic characters. Students will be reading about a specific time period in history with the support of a book club. Students have a reading calendar for their assigned book that they are expected to keep up with. They will have time in school to read, but if they don’t finish their reading they should be finishing their assignment at home. The historical fiction reading can count towards their homework minutes.
In math we have been working on different strategies to solve multi-digit multiplication problems. Students learned how to solve 2 x 2 multiplication problems using a rectangle model. Students are taking home a practice sheet to keep working on these skills over the weekend. While the homework is optional, I am encouraging all students to complete the assignment.
Have a great weekend.