Our Halloween celebration is still planned for October 31st from 9 to 10:20. If you would like to come in, let me know! Because it's Halloween, we could also use some treats. If you'd like to send some in or bring them with you, please do! For more information on what we are doing at the party, see last week's newsletter below.
Inferencing was our focus this week. This is a crucial reading skill that lets kids read between the lines of a story and really understand what is going on. They use what they read with their schema to make an inference.
We are now mostly done with the rough drafts of our stories and we will work next week to edit, revise, and publish them.
This week we finally started multiplying in earnest. We are using the standard multiplication algorithm now and we will continue using it as we apply it to more difficult concepts like 4x1 and 2x3 multiplication.
We spent this week playing with magnets! The kids got a basic introduction to what they are and what sticks to them, and we did some investigations in the space around us to try and see what we could learn.
I once read that a large number of American adults can't actually locate the United States on a world map. Not your kids! We spend this week learning about continents, hemispheres, and different ways to describe the location of the United States on a globe. Next week we'll start delving into exactly what kind of places we have in nature here in our country.
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