Sunday, October 23, 2011

October


     We have been learning about ecosystems this week. Students discussed rainforests, the tundra, wetlands, salt-water ecosystems, and many others this week.

      Students have also been working on estimating and adding 3 digit numbers. In math, students were able to discuss measurements, too. They used tape measures to learn about the U.S. customary system and the metric system. We measured things in centimeters and inches this week, among other units. Ask your child which other units they remember using to measure items in the classroom.
        
During reading, we have been discussing a story entitled Grandma’s Records. Throughout this story, we have continued our discussion about traditions. We classified and sorted information as we read the story. Practice this strategy at home with your child! During language arts, we wrote a story about a bear, discussed proper nouns, and sorted words based on how we make them become plural.
        
Today, we wrote letters to a student who is moving away. We will miss her, but are excited for her to meet new friends from another town.  The treats that are being brought home are from an early birthday celebration we had for her.

         Next week is Red Ribbon Week. There will be a variety of activities to recognize the importance of this week. 

         As always, if you have any question or comments, please e-mail me at Rebecca.ritland@fairfieldsfuture.org. Thank you for all that you do!

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