Number Lines, Poetry and…Grandparents’ Day!

Dear Families,

Thank you to all the Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and family friends who visited with the class this morning. It was lovely to see the students so excited to share some of their work with you.

In Math class we have worked on skills to help us round numbers big and small and the use of number lines to help visualize subtraction problems. Using horizontal number lines along side of the standard vertical algorithm helps reinforce a strong number sense and gives practice in rearranging individual numbers. It is also reminds the students of how many different ways there are to solve the same problem. In our Math Mindset lesson this week we worked with different patterns of dots to see the different ways we could arrive at the same number. This helps them see the visual nature of math, the many different ways people see math and the creativity in math!

Everyone has chosen a poem to start off their poetry notebooks. They will work with this poem for some days, choosing words they particularly like, identifying the different poetic techniques the poet used, writing it our in their best cursive handwriting and writing a paragraph explaining why they chose that poem and how they feel connected to it.

Photos of those activities are included in the slide show below along with other different events of these last two weeks. A separate slideshow of Grandparents’ Day is attached as well. I also included a short video of their rehearsal for presenting The Purist by Ogden Nash at the assembly today.

Next Friday the 13th is Student Photo Day and a Pizza Friday!

Enjoy the long weekend with your families.

Best, Katharine

By |2017-10-06T12:57:36+00:00October 6th, 2017|

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