Sunday, December 4, 2011

December

This week has gone by so quickly. We have been busy working on multiplication and division. Students have also been working on place value. I will be sending home some of their work related to both of these topics tomorrow.

In reading, we have been discussing Dogzilla. Students enjoyed making filmstrips that sequenced the events of the story. They also enjoyed making a film strip for a sequel to Dogzilla. We have also been discussing realistic and fictional details. Please continue to discuss main ideas and details with your child if you read together at home.

During writing, students have been developing fictional stories of their own. At the beginning of the week, students brainstormed ideas and story events they would like to write about. We have been working on rough drafts and recently started editing. We will be publishing them in the coming week. Some students will be typing their stories and putting them on posters, while others would like to make their stories into a story book. Ask your child how he or she is planning on publishing his or her work.

Science has been focused on the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory systems. Students made flip books, which will be coming home on Monday. We will also be having a party on Monday to celebrate how hard students have been working on being respectful of property, themselves, and others throughout the school and on the playground!

Thank you for all that you do! I hope you have had a great weekend!

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