Happy December! Here is what we are up to this week:
Essential Question: How do the Earth's Forces Affect us? (kids are loving it!)
Comprehension skill: Author's Purpose
Comprehension Strategy: Re-read
Genre: Non-Fiction (informational Text)
Spelling: ai, ay words
Writing: This week we are finishing up Poetry. Last week we worked so hard to learn all the types of poetry. We will be finishing up our poems this week and heading into Christmas Around the World!
Christmas Around the World: The kiddos are SO excited to be learning about how different countries celebrate the holiday season.
We will be visiting:
We will be doing close reading and becoming better reading detectives through our travels.
***If you are willing to donate a "christmas treat" for the various places we visit, let me know! I would love to have a treat for each place we visit, however its not necessary. I know the kiddos would love to try a "traditional German Christmas" treat when we learn about Germany Christmas and all the other places as well. Let me know if you would be willing! Thank you! **
In Math we are learning about addition and subtraction strategies. We hit these strategies pretty hard because when we move into double digit and triple digit its so important that they have solid foundations in addition and subtraction.
Please continue to practice Extra Math at home! It makes a big difference!!