We took our topic 5 math test last Thursday. We learned several great strategies to help us subtract two digit number. These strategies were using a hundred chart, open number line, break apart, and compensation. Over the Christmas break it would be a good idea to continue practicing basic addition and subtraction problems. We will continue improving our math fluency when we get back in January.
Force and Motion - Ask your child about push and pull forces. Have them tell you about gravity and whether gravity is a push or pull force.
Our "Christmas Around the World" books are finished. We have had so much fun traveling from country to country learning about how others celebrate their Christmas. Ask your what posadas means in Mexico, or how they say Santa Claus in France? We have also been talking about ways we celebrate Christmas here in America.
We have completed the 2nd quarter reading assessment.
December 21: Christmas Party at 11:45-12:30 *half day* -- please send $2
December 22 - January 4: Winter Break
January 13: Semester grades emailed to you