This week our essential question was "How can animals survive?" We read about desert animals and how they adapt in the hot temperatures. One of the reading groups read about geese and how they migrate during the winter months. We practiced finding the plot and making predictions. Then at the end of the week, the students were given an assignment through google classroom (love our chromebooks) to research some polar bear facts.
In math, we continued to learn different strategies to add. The purpose of teaching many strategies is to help the students have options when adding. That way the students can use whatever strategy works for them when solving a problem. Envisions math program offers a great app that you can put on your phone/tablet. This app can aid in helping with your child's homework. It will show you a video that was shown in class. Information about the app and your child's username and password will be coming home today.
We are still learning about erosion in science. This week we did an experiment to show how water erodes land. We used eye droppers and drop water onto our "mountain". The students began to observe cracks and holes in the land.
Don't forget to come to our annual Halloween parade on Monday at 1:45. Hope to see you there!!