This week from the 3/4 ClassPosted March 15th, 2010 by Stacia Farabee
We are sailing through March in the 3rd and 4th class. We are grateful for those sunny days, but also welcome the rainy ones too in hopes of a beautiful spring. On rainy day mornings the students have been creating various mixed-media sculptures. Our first series is installed above our classroom door. When you pick up your student we encourage you to check them out. Our seond series has evolved from discussions about parts of speech, scraps of cardboard, cloth, and tape into fashion clothing and marine life. We are constanly amazed by our children’s imaginations. The pieces they create really do capture their visions. We are installing these pieces at the end of the hallway as they are finished.
Our group math unit on decimals is growing deeper as we dive into a real understanding of place value. Please encourage this by enriching this unit by having your child make cash purchases when he or she is with you. Dealing with real money helps drive the concepts home.
All the hard work on the biographies is really paying off. Students are finishing their editing and are working on the note cards for their oral presentations next Monday. They are excited about dressing up like their person and sharing with the group all they have learned. Thank you to Susan, Zander and Lexi’s mom, for coming in last Monday to help the students edit. Everyone’s hard work will be compiled into a class book that each student will have and bring home for you all to enjoy. We are half way through Anne Frank and many interesting conversations have emerged. We are sending along some information for your children to share with you from the book, hopefully you can experience some of the rich conversation happening in the classroom.
The week of April 29th through May 2nd will be a literacy celebration week. Watch for exciting details and opportunities to be involved and help!!!
Days to remember:
March 24 Sensations
March 30 Wren’s Nest
March 31 Little Shop of Stories
Thank you all again for letting us spend our days with your children. Each one brings so much to our lives.