Class website: Our class website is now linked to Sam Hughes’ website. I will be posting newsletter information and photos our class weekly. There is also a link to my YouTube playlist with the students’ digital stories. We have almost a hundred stories, so I will be uploading as fast as I can. If you do not want your child’s name or videos listed please let me know. If you do not want your child’s photo posted please let me know. I try to take group shots without any captions to keep it anonymous.
Library time is every Tuesday. Please have your child bring their books back on Tuesday, if they wish to check out new books.
Digital Storytelling: Students are continuing to utilize the digital cameras to create stories about the school and gardens. I also encourage them to write about their lives outside of school and to bring in pictures or artifacts to use in class. We’re always looking for those writing opportunities that happen every day.
Homework: We have started a unit on weather and will be reading, writing and collecting data about weather related topics. The students have been learning, creating and interpreting graphs in conjunction with our unit on weather. We are using Excel to enter our data and create an appropriate graph from that data. Feel free to practice this with your child at home with paper and pencil or Excel.
Your child has an idea map from a brainstorming session regarding weather. This is a preliminary step in our unit. Your child is to write about weather and how they are affected by it.
There is also math work on missing number problems, money and addition and subtraction. Please have your continue to read and take the quizzes on RAZ-Kids.com, count, add and subtract money at home. Thank you for your support in these areas.