Saturday, December 17, 2011

December 2011

We have been discussing environmental issues for the past two weeks. We read and discussed The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, created posters to encourage people to recycle, and explored natural resources. In addition, we talked about timelines. In particular, we discussed a timeline for Iowa. Students began a timeline about their life. Please help them fill in the years they do not have any information written, and have them bring it back on Monday.

During writing, we also discussed verbs that related to our new story (The Mysterious Giant of Barletta). In addition, we completed a story map for the stories we read this week. Please ask your child what their favorite story during reading time was and what it was about. See if they can tell you the setting, characters, and plot (problem, events, and solution).

During math, we have been working on geometry. Students have been exploring how shapes make up other shapes. We have continued to work on multiplication and division too.

I hope you all have a great weekend! Please remember that we have a shortened week next week. There is no late start on Wednesday. Instead, we will be having an early out. 


Thank you for all that you do!

Ms. Ritland

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