Friday, April 8, 2016

Weekly Wrap Up

What super hard workers your children were this week! I wish you could have been a fly on the wall watching them write amazing 5 paragraph persuasive papers, thoughtfully discuss the books they have been reading, and carefully calculate area and perimeter,. One way you can help your child with area and perimeter at home is to help them measure and calculate the area and perimeter of their room, a small rug on the floor, the dining room or kitchen table (if they’re square or rectangular), or even just a book they’re reading. This week they learned the “secret formula” for area is length X width.

Now that spring has arrived, many of the children are talking about their spring sports, games, and upcoming recitals. Any time your child has a special event in his/her life outside of school, feel free to send in a picture or email it to me so they can share it with us. Short videos are okay too. I’ll put it up on the SmartBoard so your child can share his/her events with their friends in class. No show and tell tickets are required for this!  :)

Students do not need to keep track of their home reading and home math fact practice during our April vacation next week. I’m sure they’ll keep practicing those facts, and still read, But, it’s vacation, so enjoy and don’t worry about keeping the logs!

Here's what we'll be learning about after vacation:
  • Reader’s Workshop: Comparing and contrasting characters across books
  • Writer’s Workshop: Persuasive Writing
  • Math: Area of Irregular Shapes
  • Social Studies: Plainville

Please remember that my door is always open if you have any questions or concerns. I also check email frequently. Together we are partners in your child’s education!

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