The Second Step program teaches students skills for academic and social success. This week we learned about seeing things from different perspectives by drawing water bottles. One partner looked at the top and the other at the side. We are also learning about having empathy for others and realizing that people can have different feelings about the same situation. Additionally, our winter books are on display in our class and we are shopping the Kennedy Scholastic Book Fair on Monday!
It was a short week but we learned much about area in math. The students used square inch and square centimeter tiles to calculate area.
Today we had a STEM tree design challenge and it was a success! Plus our heritage dolls look amazing! The children loved learning about their families and where they come from. Thank you for the generous holiday gifts. Happy Holidays!
Thank you very much for the extremely generous class gift. It was very thoughtful of you! I enjoy working with your children and helping them learn and grow. I hope you have a wonderful holiday, and a restful and healthy vacation. Enjoy your time with family and friends!
Our favorite Mind Yeti session right now is “The Gift of You.” It’s a busy time of year and these mindfulness sessions allow us to relax and refocus. You can try many of them for free at www.mindyeti.com!
What was it like to be Pilgrim on the Mayflower? Our students are using evidence from the text to write a journal entry pretending to be a Pilgrim. They love writing and typing their stories!
We are continuing to learn more about nonfiction texts. We have been practicing our annotation skills and being able to identify the main idea and supporting details. This week we also learned about the compare and contrast brain frame.
I hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving with family and friends! This week we did many Thanksgiving themed activities. Mrs. Nuccio joined us to read Sarah Morton’s Day and Samuel Eaton’s Day. We solved turkey math problems in groups, and we watched Molly’s Pilgrim and noted the many differences between the movie and the book.
Ask your child about some of the multiplication vocabulary we have been learning about—factors, products, arrays, multiples, and square numbers. We also finished reading Molly’s Pilgrim and the students worked in groups to organize the events of the story in the correct sequence.
We are very proud of our flood resistant homes! Students had to create a home design that would withstand a flood and then build it. Then they identified the materials used and the properties of those materials.