This week we will be focusing on the thinking strategy 'Determining Importance'. We will be explicitly talking about it through word problems so that they can figure out the important parts that help them figure out which operation to use and which facts are helpful in solving the question. We will also be getting our math groups put together. These groups change often and students will change depending on their understanding of each topic and standard we study. I will also be introducing more parts of our math workshop slowly over the next few weeks. My hope is that by the end of September it will be running smoothly as we start diving into our standards more deeply.
In science we will be continuing our earth materials unit. We have a lot of books from the library about rocks and minerals that we will be exploring and navigating throughout the week to help us form questions and wonderings.
This week is the first week the students received homework. We ordered some homework folders that we were hoping would be here earlier, but unfortunately we didn't receive them until late Friday so they didn't make it home with them again this week. Their homework will be due next Thursday (September 11th) and they will get their new folders and homework on Friday. We will not collect the homework until Thursday each week, so please do not turn in ahead of time.
Don't forget about another direct giving opportunity Wednesday, September 10th at 7:45am in front of the school. Come before school, enjoy a coffee and contribute directly to our school!
Finally, picture day is on Thursday, September 11th. Uniforms are not required on picture day. Your child should have brought home the form on Friday. If you need a new one let me know.
Have a great week!