We are very excited that students are finishing up their Personal Narratives in Writing Workshop. This is our first published piece from the new Units of Study program the ES is implementing this year. Students have been choosing their small moment, zooming in on it, and adding lots of sensory words to make their mental movies come alive!
In Math, we have been working on addition strategies. The students have come up with many different strategies such as drawing a picture, using base ten blocks models, using tree diagrams, breaking the addends into expanded form, and adding from left to right. Click on this link if you would like to see examples of what these strategies look like: Addition Strategies for Blog. The “traditional” method using “carrying” hasn’t been directly taught, as we want to make sure students have a visual representation in their heads before teaching them the traditional algorithm. Other topics we are working on are rounding to the tens and hundreds place using base ten blocks or number lines. Next up will be…subtraction!
They have been learning about the skeletal system in Science. The students are finishing up their life-size skeletons made from their own tracings, drawing in all their bones using resources such as books and models. The next system we will focus on is the digestive system.
That’s a brief wrap up of some of the topics we are currently covering.
We also want to say a heart-felt “thank you!” to all the parents who volunteered and help make our Halloween party and celebration a success! THANK YOU!