We started Topic 5: Subtract Within 100 Using Strategies. After 2 units of addition it is time to think in reverse. We are practicing every day at school. Help at home would be great too! I will assign the math videos to the Envision math accounts so you can see what we are doing at home too. Practice counting backwards with you child by 1's and 10's, especially in the 2-digit numbers (40,39,38 ...) or (42,32,22 ...).
It's all about magnets this week, and oh, the fun we have had!!! We started off by taking magnets and exploring around the room to see what the magnet would attract and what they would not attract. They are pretty much magnet super stars. Ask you student which part of the magnet has the strongest force, which poles attract, and which sides repel.
We finished up our landform books. We've become experts on volcanoes, mountains, valleys, caves, and islands.
We took our first reading assessment. Please encourage you child to take their time and not rush through it. We have a second half that we will complete in the next few weeks.
December 14: Christmas Drive Donations (see link in last weeks post)
December 21: Christmas Party at 11:45-12:30 *half day*
December 22 - January 4: Winter Break
January 13: Semester grades emailed to you