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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Updates and News from the Week

Updates:

New snack calendars were sent home today (Thursday) through the end of the year. You can also visit the snack calendars anytime here.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDER: I sent home a book order today so you and your child can start making decisions for summer reading! I will try and send at least one more book order before the end of the year in addition to this one. You can order online, using our classroom code: H4G6X
OR
You can send in a check for the total amount due and the paper order form.
All forms of ordering, online or paper, are due by noon on April 25th!

I added a new tab on the main page of our classroom blog this week called, Technology Links. It is located right next to the snack calendar link near the top of the main page here at Hubbard's Headlines. Be sure to check these out! 

MATH--FRACTIONS!

The class is moving along with fractions! This week we worked to create fractions on a number line and fractions on a grid. Hopefully some light bulbs and connections are being made. Very often students are making guesses or are unsure. I think they are getting closer to understanding the concept of what a fraction is and how they function in their lives. It's a tough subject to tackle at this age. Support students at home as much as you can.
A couple weeks ago I sent some ideas to try along with a parent note. Hopefully you received these ideas. Also, you can give this a try! A website with lots of links to games and activities all related to fractions.

WRITING

Earlier this week I posted all of our activities related to poetry! We have lots we are working on, take a peek here in case you missed it.

READING

We have been working on reading and identifying figurative language in writing, mostly poetry. Ask your child what an idiom, hyperbole, personification, or metaphor/simile is this week and see if they can give you an example.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We began our economics unit this week! We talked about some of the basics, which was a review from previous grade levels, as well as natural, human, and capital resources.

Have a great weekend and holiday!





Monday, April 10, 2017

Lots of Fun and New Adventures Are Coming!


April is poetry month! 

We will be doing a lot of poetry reading, writing, and celebrating. Here is a rundown of what we are up to:


BLOGGING
Check out your child's blog here.

They should be able to login from home. If they have forgotten their password, send me an email and I will respond with the information. All the posts are public but only visible once I have approved the post. You may notice some errors. Not every child is working on the same skill and we are all at different places within our writing journeys. Please be kind and encouraging to your child.

PADLET
You may remember us using a Padlet to record favorite lines of poetry. Students will be visiting this with more frequency this month as they read poems that inspire. You can visit our Padlet here.



THE POEM FARM
For students who were part of the Rising Writers Club, Amy LudwigVanderwater from The Poem Farm visiting virtually on our last day of club. This month the whole class will be enjoying her poems at her website. We will be visited often as she celebrates poetry using crayons for inspiration.

Check out her website here.  http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/

You can also see her Padlet with the crayon project here.

And...a really neat video on how crayons are made here.



CHALKABRATION
As an end of the month celebration, the class and I will be doing Chalkabration! This is poetry written in chalk and shared with other poets, authors, and classrooms around the globe. Take a look at what Chalkabration is all about here.