The boys and girls of Room 2 are doing well with measuring to the inch and centimeter. We will continue with measurement this week. This week we will talk more about half and quarter inch. We will also start learning about nonstandard measurement. Students will be asked to use items such as paper clips or small blocks to measure items. It is important that students understand the difference between standard and nonstandard measurement. Next week, we will begin talking about liquid measurement. Students will learn about pints, quarts, liters, half gallons and gallons. This is usually a tough unit for students so please help students understand this concept while at home.
We are going to continue with nonfiction reading, however, we are going to move some of our focus to fiction again to review story elements. We have also been working on retelling or recounting the main events. Students are asked to retell what they read using first, next, then, last and finally. Students are also asked to recount the setting, problem, solution and characters within the story. We talked about main characters and supporting characters. We are also talking about the author’s view on a topic. Did the author write the story/article to entertain or to inform the reader about the topic? If the author wrote to inform the reader about the topic, is the author for the topic or against the topic? Students will learn how to answer questions like this by sighting the author’s point of view and supporting the point of view with evidence from the text.
This Thursday will be our mini celebration for Valentine’s Day. Our room moms have been in contact with you to host a small celebration consisting of ice cream and a card exchange. Below is a chart with all of our students listed.
I hope you are enjoying watching the Winter Olympics with your child so he/she can complete the long-term assignment that went home in the Wednesday envelopes! Please contact me if you have any questions about my expectations.
Please consider allowing your student to do extra chores around the house to earn change to donate to Pennies for Patients. Our week one goal is to raise at least $15. The kids decided that was a good amount to aim for. Please help us meet our goal!