Last week flew by. It must've been due to the short week.
In Math, we starting Topic 3: Multiplication. We began by learning how to multiply numbers by 10, 100, and 1,000. We then worked on rounding numbers and multiplying them using that same zero strategy. By teaching them the distribution property, students were able to decompose numbers, multiply each part, and then add the parts together to arrive at the product. They kids did a great job! Remember to keep working on those math facts. Your hard work is paying off! We will continue to reinforce these skills this week with a variety of multiplication card games during centers.
In ELA, we continued to work on main idea. In small groups we worked in both fiction and non-fiction. Our focus was on finding the main idea of the entire selection as well as in isolated paragraphs. The class has done well with this.
We also continued reading Frindle by Andrew Clements. The class is really enjoying this book.
Spelling grades have been posted to PowerSchool. Remember if your child receives a grade less than 80%, I ask that you sign and return the test.
In Social Studies, we focused on the geography of New York State. The class worked on a project called "Where in the World is Green Meadow". We worked on understanding the difference between a continent, country, state, city, town, and neighborhood. We also worked on memorizing our address.
We had a lot of fun with STEM this week. We wanted to stick with our apple theme and build apple boats. Students were given cut up apple pieces (skin on) and 15 tooth picks. Some of the designs were really unique. We found that the most simple designs worked the best. Check out our slideshow:
Last week was fire safety week. Members of the Schodack and East Greenbush Fire Departments spoke to the students about how to be safe in the event of a fire. The kids went home with some treats as well!
Apple Race 2017:
Our Apple Race took place on Thursday. It was another beautiful day. We had a nice run and enjoyed a delicious apple afterwards. Thank you to those who were able to come out and cheer on our runners! They did a fantastic job.
October 20th - No School
October 31st - Halloween Parade @2:00
We will be celebrating with a Halloween breakfast in the morning starting at 9:30 - All are welcome!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
- Mrs. Kusche