Fall is here! The weather is crisp and the air smells like leaves and pumpkins! Speaking of pumpkins….
I can’t get enough pumpkin flavored things! This Sunday after church, we went to a local donut shop and I ordered that delicious looking treat! Yum! I could eat so many pumpkin flavored donuts, muffins, and cookies this time of year!
This Thursday at 6:00 PM is Curriculum Night! It’s a night for parents to come to school and see everything your child is doing in class. You might have already come for another child in a different grade- PLEASE STILL COME TO OURS! It’s such a great way to support your child and see the classroom they are in every day. It’s important for you to hear about all the things we are doing so you can help your child at home. It’s only an hour and goes by very quickly! I look forward to seeing you all there!
We FINALLY finished our unit on counting to 120! (But just like I told the kids- that doesn’t mean we forget about it!) 😉
We took the post-test last Friday- parents, you’ll see the pre and post tests come home stapled together- and the kids have really learned a lot about counting and numbers. Check out how much better they all did on the post tests compared to the pre tests!
Today we started our new units- Measurement! We are only focusing on non-standard measuring, that means, we’re only using objects like cubes, paperclips, and other things to measure. We are not using rulers to measure. We are also focusing on comparing lengths, talking about which one is longer or shorter.
We started the unit today by comparing lengths of objects in our desks.
We started with just 2 objects and talked about which one was longer and which one was shorter. After doing this with different things, we moved on to 3 objects. We put them in order from shortest to longest.
The kids really like working with objects as they learn and it was a great visual way to move the objects around as we learned. Together we created a visual reminder on the board to help us…
The length of something is how long it is. This is very confusing to students because the length of something can be short or long. Practice these vocabulary words at home by having your child put things in order, from longest to shortest AND shortest to longest.
I just wanted to take a quick minute to say THANK YOU to everyone who has taken home our class pet, Cuddles, for the weekend so far. Cuddles has come back with lots of great stories and memories to tell! (In case you’re wondering, Cuddles is our pet Raccoon. She goes home on the weekends with a lucky student and that student writes about their time with her. On Mondays, the student and Cuddles share what they did over the weekend).
Here is a student sharing what she did with Cuddles this weekend:
The kids favorite part is asking questions. Do you see all those hands!? 🙂
The best question today was, “Do you think Cuddles likes lollipops?” The student’s response was, “Totally!” 🙂
Have a great day and see you parents on THURSDAY NIGHT!