‘Tis the season! Regardless of whether you love it, like, or loathe it, we are in it! This week Clarkia is working on an informational narrative about a water molecule traveling through the water cycle. We are devoting quite a chunk of time to it this week because we need to be finished by Thursday! We are also creating a diagram of the water cycle and running some experiments on surface material heating/cooling. In reading we are working on the Tower of Books, reading our OBOB books, and finding time to read for pleasure and information. In math we are starting into the challenging work of Fractions! Thankfully we have built a good base and will be moving smoothly into this unit. One thing ALL OUR STUDENTS NEED is focused work on basic facts. I would ask that EVERYONE have a set of flash cards for all 4 operations. The work students do to increase their mastery of those basic facts will server them so very, very well! I will be sending home speed drills and some flashcards for use at home.
The Holiday Party will be on Friday and there is information coming out from my incredible room parents – so please read and respond if you can. Also, I am STILL IN NEED OF 1 LITER AND 2 LITER PLASTIC BOTTLES! Please save them up over break and bring them to me! I am hopeful, as I write this, that the issues with successfully finding and reading this blog will be resolved. So, in the interest of manifesting a positive outcome, I’m glad I have fixed it, and everyone can now read my blog.
Lastly, I want to thank everyone for your support of MRA and our students. I wish all of you a wonderful Winter Break and my you be surrounded by love, laughter, friends, and family. See you in 2020!!!