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Students will continue to identify, create, and extend patterns by learning about growing patterns. Growing patterns are patterns that change as they are extended. An example of a growing pattern is red, blue, red, blue, blue, red, blue, blue, blue. Notice that another blue is added to the pattern unit each time! Skip counting patterns are also examples of growing patterns, and students will be working to complete skip counting tables by the end of the week. Encourage your child to look for patterns around the house or when you are out and about this week.
Please look for a Math at Home log in your child's folder. There is a suggested activity for math practice listed for each day. After completing the activity with your child, please initial the log. Please feel free to ask any questions or write any comments on the log, too! I will respond as quickly as I can. Thank you for your support!
Students will learn how to determine the main idea of familiar texts in whole group instruction. They will be able to support their thinking by providing details from the text as evidence. Students will also continue to give their opinions about a topic through writing. Our midyear writing assessment will be on Wednesday. I am excited to see each child's growth from the writing assessment that was given in the beginning of the year!
**Word study is now on a two-week schedule. Students received a new word list on Monday, February 6 and will use these words to practice in school and at home until word study tests on Friday, February 17.
The class is really engaged in learning about the Native Americans of the Eastern Woodland, Plains, and Southwest regions! This week, students will learn how the Lakota Sioux Indians adapted to life in the Plains region. A quiz on the Lakota Sioux Indians is planned for Thursday. Please help your child review any materials that come home!
Our class will exchange Valentine cards on Tuesday, February 14. Your child is welcome to bring in store-bought or handmade Valentines to share with the class. If your child would like to participate in the exchange, a card must be provided for every student. There are 22 students in our class.
We are in the middle of another Box Top Challenge that will end on February 28. Our class won the last Box Top Challenge by turning in the most Box Tops! We enjoyed a special snack as the winning class! Please collect as many Box Tops as you can and send them in before the 28th. Our school receives $0.10 for each Box Top turned in. Thank you for your support!