In class, we talk a lot about how we need to be reading books that are a good fit for us. However, I still see quite a few kids trying to read a book that is way above their reading level at this time. I have pointed this out to them and asked that some of those really long chapter books be read at home. If your child is interested in reading a book that is too difficult, I suggest reading the book together or listening to the book on cd. It can be a lot of fun and the Columbiana Library has many great books on tape and cd. In addition, I am sending home a list of books that would be good for your child depending on their reading level at this time. I hope you find this helpful.
Spelling: This week we are studying words that have silent e on the end making the a in middle of the word a long a sound...for example: cake, game, place, etc. Please complete one (or more!) of the spelling activities from the spelling sheet on the back.
Math: Problem solving and place value! We are learning how to use base ten blocks to help us solve problems. Students are encouraged to solve the problems by explaining verbally what is going on and using pictures or a number line to solve the problem. Problems are attached.