Thank you to everyone who has returned the interim today! We still have a few weeks left in the nine weeks, so if your child wasn't pleased with his/her grade, there is still time to turn it around.
I am sending home a field trip permission slip today. We will be going to the Math and Science Center on October 30. There is no cost for the trip, so I just need a permission slip signed from you by Friday. If you would like to be considered as a chaperon, please initial.
Today in math we worked on a new way to divide. Some of the students really liked the "short division" method, while others preferred "long division". I have encouraged them to try the "short division" method with their homework tonight, but if you feel like it is too much of a struggle for them, feel free to have them work it the "old fashioned way". I have also included a link to a video segment that explains how to do"short division" in case you would like to view it in order to help your child. They will need their discovery education username and password in order to view the video. If you try to log in to the video and need the username and password, email me and I will get it to you as quickly as I can.
We have finished our unit on scientific investigation in science. That doesn't mean that we are finished with experiments though! We have begun our study of oceans and will be doing some experiments in the next few weeks. If anyone has any baby food jars that they would like to donate, please send them in with your child. If they also have the lid, that would be great, but is not necessary in order for me to use them.
This week in writing we are working on writing great paragraphs! We started our week by analyzing what makes a good book and investigating opening paragraphs and sentences to see how they "hook" the reader. Then, your child was given a task to write about "The trouble with being a..." I can't wait to see what they chose and how they write about it!
Finally, just a reminder that book orders are due on Friday, October 17. If our class gets $100 total order, EVERY child in the class gets a free book! Your child also received a $5 coupon off of a $10 book order. Thank you so much for your support of this wonderful program! It is an excellent way for our classroom to get free books!