It was wonderful meeting everyone last Thursday at our Back-to-School Night. We are off to a great start. Our first weekly homework packet was sent home today. Please make sure your child completes each night's homework and returns the entire packet back to class each day.
This week, we kicked off our new language arts theme called "Silly Stories". Students will read a fantasy story called "Julius". In this story, Maya's grandfather sends her a gigantic pig named Julius from Alaska. Though her parents aren't initially fond of the messy and slightly obnoxious pig, they keep him because their daughter Maya loves him. Julius is a very unconventional pig who loves jazz music, dressing up, and eating peanut butter out of the jar. Maya teaches Julius manners, which he reluctantly learns and later uses because he loves Maya. This is a great story about the friendship and love that develops between this young girl and her pig. With this story, students will discuss how to tell if something is real or make-believe. Our spelling words will focus on short o, u, and e vowel sounds.
In math, we will continue working with number bonds. The term number bond is used to refer to a pictorial representation of part-part-whole relationships. Number bonds are used to build deeper understanding of math facts. This will be critical when we begin solving word problems
I look forward to a great week of learning.
Soap Box Derby in downtown Clayton (begins at 9am)