OCTOBER 2017 NEWS

Hello, room 21 families...Happy Fall! The year is off to a great start...time is flying! Here is this month's classroom update...

In math, we are coming to the end of our "Collections and Travel Stories" unit. The kids have been using a variety of strategies (using a number line, breaking apart by place value, keeping one number whole, etc.) to solve addition and subtraction equations within 1,000. Practicing math facts (especially subtraction facts!) at home will continue to be helpful! In reading, we are well into our "Narrative Literature" unit. The kids are able to identify story elements (characters, setting, problem, and solution) and are learning how these aspects to a story can help us better understand what we are reading. In writing, we are practicing using our five senses to show rather than tell the reader what we are writing about. We are focused on expanding small, "seed" moments rather than the "whole watermelon". For example, building a sand castle rather than a whole day at the beach! In social studies, the kids are learning about communities, and how they are places that people live, work, and play. Most recently, they have been comparing and contrasting urban, suburban, and rural communities.

Our Harvest Parade is Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!

 

As always, check back monthly for updates! :)

 

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