Thank you so much to everyone who helped make our Halloween party such a wonderful success! It was so much fun to see all of the costumes and the excitement that the kids had for trick-or-treating later in the day. A big thank you to Carianne Lirot for coordinating the party! We really appreciate it!
This week in reading we have been using our non-fiction skills in a research team. Research teams are learning about different weather related events, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and tsunamis. We have been practicing determining the main idea, text structure and summarizing the text.
In math we have been working on multi-step word problems. These problems can vary in operation and length. We have been using our problem solving protocol to help determine the big idea of the problem. It is very important that students visualize what is happening in the problem before attempting to solve. One strategy that we used this week was to draw a picture to help dissect the problem. We will be having our Unit 2 post-assessment on Thursday, November 10th. Students are taking home a study sheet this weekend. This unit has a lot of vocabulary. Students do not need to be able to define the words, but they need to know how to recognize which strategies to use for solving.
Have a great weekend.