September 26

Hello Families!

We are having a great week! The Fun Runners have been around the school, preparing for the Fun Run tomorrow. We have really enjoyed watching the character videos each morning and finding out how we’re progressing with getting pledges every day. We earned the Costume Day, and that is set for Friday. Should be a ton of fun! The end of the quarter is approaching quickly, and many students are working to read their non-fiction books for their AR goal requirement. Thank you for your support with encouraging reading. Here’s what we’re working on in class this week:

Reading: This week we are delving into a non-fiction article about the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. Titled, “America’s Deadliest Disaster,” author Lauren Tarshis takes us behind the scenes of what life in Galveston was like before and after the storm. She tells the story using primary sources from a young man who risked his life to save 36 people during the storm. We’ve had some fun vocabulary chats, and we’ve enjoyed reading and talking about the article together. We will connect this story to writing later on this week and into next.

Social Studies: We will be learning about Florida’s weather and climate (perfect for our reading selection this week!).

Math: We are tying up multiplication of 2-digit by 2-digit numbers this week. On the whole, the kids are doing well. Little mistakes here and there pop up, the most frequent being fact errors (8 x 3 = 32 instead of 24) and not lining up numbers correctly when adding them. Thank you for your support with helping your child practice math facts. No fancy materials are needed to call out math facts in the car, at dinner, or wherever you may be.

Science: We are studying the properties of matter. This week the kids are learning how to measure mass using a balance scale, and they are sorting objects based on properties.

I look forward to seeing you at the Fun Run if you’re coming. Have a great rest of your week and always feel free to get in touch if you need.

Take care,

Mrs. M

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