In Math, we continue to focus on measurement in Unit 4, but we also work with counting, sorting, set building, numeral formation and identification. We are measuring with non-standard units such as bears and paperclips to gain a basic understanding of the concept. Your children have also really enjoyed Number Talks. During number talks, we have conversations about what numbers look like in various forms, how to write them, and how we compose and decompose them. (4 and 2 more make 6. 7 take 1 away makes 6.) Ask your child what they’ve learned today!
We began our study of trees this fall, and we will continue our work with trees throughout the remainder of the year. At home, asking questions about trees, parts of trees, how they change throughout seasons, and how we use them will enhance our work in class!
Wood and Paper
Our upcoming science unit is Wood and Paper. In our investigations, we will name samples of wood and types of paper, examine their properties, and experiment with wetting, sanding, and drawing on them. As culminating activities, we will work with papier mache, paper weaving, and building small structures.
This unit will begin in the next couple of weeks. Your children will have a blast with our wood activities so far and are excited to build upon them each day. Be on the lookout for a note asking for boxes and scrap wood in the near future!
We will begin star of the class activities soon. This is a special time we use to celebrate and get to know each of the children in our class. When it is your child’s turn, they will be given a day to celebrate themselves in class!
A paper will come home in your child’s folder the week before it is their turn. Please be on the look out for it, as it is hard to reschedule students.