It was great to see everyone at the Fall Festival on Friday. Professor Hess was able to make an appearance.
Thank you for your patience this week. As we have conferences right after school, we have not had extra time for communication (the blog was not updated). Also, Ms. Hargrove was out sick on Tuesday, and still is not feeling well. Thank you for your flexibility as we continue to learn in our class and for those who had to reschedule conferences.
Reading: We are reading together "The Box Car Children" the first of the series. The teacher is reading and they are following along. After each chapter they do a different type of activity on a foldable. We just finished chapter 4. This will be continued all week.
Spelling: We are repeating last week's spelling list as it is more complicated and we did not have as much time in class last week to practice.
HW Tuesday is "student choice." They may choose which ever method they would like to practice the words (rainbow, spelling stairs, spelling sort, etc).
Math: We are working on our 3's this week. They made flash cards on Monday and on Tuesday they used their egg cartons to get random numbers to practice multiplying by 3. They took these home and may continue to use these for practice. As they learn more facts, they can use both place markers (two color counters) to find two factors to multiply together. It's a great way to keep them engaged with their multiplication.
HW Tuesday: Textbook worksheet that continues with determining groups of as multiplication.
LA: Yesterday they did a worksheet on possessive and plural. We will continue this concept this week. It is difficult for them to determine the difference in 's and s'. This will be an ongoing learning concept.
Science: Today they used molds they created previously and modeled real life fossil creation. The animal dies and over time the actual bones, etc decay. There is a mold left by the decayed remains and this hole fills with sediment and minerals. Over time these harden and become the same shape as the bones, but they are not the bones. These are called Cast fossils. Students brought home their molds today.