Our essential question this week was "How do the Earth's forces affect us?" We read about gravity and how it works. We also learned about friction. Did you know that longer grass will provide more friction and on a soccer ball and slow it down more than shorter grass?
In math we finally started adding two digit numbers. We started by first using a number grid and then by using base-10 blocks. Then we moved on to the "old way". The students must get in the habit of adding from the ones place first. We started with problems that have no regrouping (or carrying as many of you are familiar with). Again I will say how important it is for the students to know their facts. They are practicing daily and have improved by leaps and bounds. So far, two digit addition is a snap!! Great job, class!!
This week our elf was a very busy traveler. He traveled to several countries. He went to Holland, Sweden and the United States. In honor of Holland, we created our version of wooden shoes.
We wrote about our family Christmas traditions for the United States and strung them as lights.
After all that travel, our elf, Peppermint, needed a good rest. Here he is hanging with the Phillie Phanatic.
Only two more days left until break.... I hope you all have a Healthy and Happy Holiday and spend quality time together over our long Christmas break.