SeptemberPosted by Kristin Collins on 9/19/2019
Hello families! Well September has been a whirlwind and I wanted to let you all know what we have been up to!
In Math, we have been working on place value including number forms, comparing numbers, ordering numbers, and rounding. We have been working on our Problem of the Day (POD) and have been having terrific math discussions about strategies and about different methods to solve problems. The kids are already very willing to share their mistakes and to help each other understand different ideas - it is awesome to be a part of and it will only get better as the year goes on. We have done two complete entries in our Interactive Journals (IJ) and done a portion of a third entry. The kids are taking great pride in their creative reflections to show what they understand about the topic. Here are a few pictures of their ideas:
As you can see the kids are doing a great job with this and working hard to show what they know in a creative way. We will do some sharing out on Friday so they can show their classmates their work. We will finish up the first chapter on place value with our Learning Celebration (chapter test) next week. Our second chapter will be all about addition.
In Social Studies, we are just getting started with our study of world cultures with a delve into maps. We mapped the continents and learned the continent song, and next week we will start learning about Kenya in Africa. We will talk about what makes culture and then about what different cultures around the world have in common and what makes them unique.
Thanks to everyone for sharing your amazing children with us!! We are off to a GREAT START!!