The SPES fall festival is tomorrow! It looks like a lot of our students will be there, so I look forward to seeing some of you all tomorrow night!
In math, we are still working with computation. We have now learned how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with whole numbers as well as decimal numbers. The students are applying their knowledge by working with word problems. We will continue with this skill throughout the year, but please practice at home with your child if you notice that they are having difficulty. Next week, we will be moving onto working with Order of Operations.
In science, we have begun my one of my favorite units, SOS. If your child hasn't already told you a little bit about it, ask them! Each group has been given a family that was "shipwrecked" and they are going to be researching clues that the family has sent and pairing that with their knowledge of ocean currents to come up with a plan for the G.E.T.U. to go and rescue them. They are excited about this new activity and I am too!
In writing, we are coming to the end of the grammar weeks for a little while. Beginning next week, we will be focusing on writing compositions for a few weeks. I am confident that now when I tell them that they need to have sentence variety in their paragraphs, that they will be able to better understand what I mean. They are also showing improvement in the number of capitalization errors I am seeing in their written work. Thank you for taking the time to check over the homework with them.
In reading, we are still enjoying our StoryWorks magazines. So far, we have only focused on non-fiction articles from the magazine, but we will be broadening our horizons next week with a spooky play, just in time for the shortening days of fall.