This is such an exciting time of the school year! I marvel at the progress the children are making. We began our inquiry into Bridges yesterday! We discussed questions such as; What is an engineer? and What is technology?
Throughout the next two weeks we will be learning about technology focusing on the job of civil engineers. Our final project will be constructing our own bridge using specific supplies in the classroom.
I am asking the children to do some research at home on bridges. Here are some questions or ideas to enhance their learning:
Math: We are working hard on subtraction! Ask your child story problems involving taking away an amount! We are still using manipulatives and drawings in our journals to learn subtraction facts to 10. Some children still need lots of practice with this concept. We also want the children to come up with their own story problems and one way is to give them the answer and have them tell the story.
Try this one at home: The answer is 4 cups of hot chocolate. What's the story? Ask your child to draw their thinking and add a number sentence.
Testing: This week and next are our testing weeks for 3rd quarter grades. Please let me know if your child will be absent any planned days or if you are going to start Spring Break early. :)
Thursday, March 1st - Choir Concert
Tuesday, March 6th - Kindergarten - 2nd grade Field Day - The children will be spending time going through P.E. stations from 8:00-10:30. Please plan on sending your child with sneakers, comfortable clothes and a water bottle.
Friday, March 9th - EXTRA Early Release at 11:45 a.m. and Sock Hop during lunch
March 12th - 16th - SPRING BREAK