This week our essential question in reading was "How are families around the world the same and different?" We read and talked about different cultures and different traditions in these cultures. One of our stories was about a boy named Tommy who was having dinner at his friend, Alejandro's, house. He was nervous about eating there because he knew his family was from a different country and they may serve food that he had not eaten before. In the end, Tommy learned some new words and ate some yummy new food.
We have been doing a lot of number practice in math. We reviewed the number grid, counting and finding number patterns. We played some fun math games on Friday to help improve math skills.
In writing, the students wrote stories about my favorite time of the year, fall. They will be illustrating these next week and will be displayed on Back to School night.
We finished up our unit on balance in science by making fall mobiles. The students had to balance their leaves onto a straw to create the mobiles.
We started talking about the three types of communities in social studies. Today we read a Scholastic News article about them as well. Next week, we will be focusing on each community separately and what ways there are to live, work and play in each one.
Monkey around this weekend in the nice weather.