I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful snow. We had a great week. We continued our unit on Fairy Tales, and finished our Elf writing as well as our Ecosystem writing. The students continue to amaze me with stories. We began a new unit studying Ancient China and Ancient Egypt. Also, we studied area and perimeter and had a fun lesson using Cheese-Its crackers. Be sure to ask your student about this lesson.
Gingerbread Houses – Thanks to my room parents, a sign up genius went out asking for supplies. We are in the middle of our Fairy Tale unit and the kids will be really excited to make their own gingerbread house. We will be making them next Monday and Tuesday from 12:45-1:45. Please remember, as my room mom posted – you have to have a volunteer form filled out if you want to come into the room just to help. Please send in everything by this Friday, Dec 14th.
SOL’s we are working on:
Reading SOL 3.5 – Finishing our Fairy Tale Unit this week
Math SOL 3.7 – The student will estimate and use U.S. Customary and metric units to measure
b) liquid volume in cups, pints, quarts, gallons, and liters. They will NOT have to do conversions.
Studies – SOL 3.2 The student will explain how the contributions of ancient China and Egypt have influenced the present world in terms of architecture, inventions, the calendar, and written language.
Writing – Homophones, and writing with expression using adjectives.