I’m not sure where September went, but we are now into the month of October! We have been spending our time learning all kinds of different things- let me tell you more!
Math: We have just started Topic 3 which focuses on multiplication and strategies to use to solve multiplication problems. It is REALLY important that students practice their multiplication facts with flash cards or with a parent each night in order to maintain the confidence in math. In the classroom, we also use XtraMath and IXL to encourage fact fluency.
Writing: We are continuing to work hard on our realistic fiction pieces which is a huge task. We take a small seed story and use our creativity to add details so that our reader can not only read our story but see, hear, feel, touch, and maybe even taste the things happening in our stories! We should finish up these stories by the end of October and then we will be working on persuasion pieces.
Reading: We have just completed reading a book all about our wonderful state of Maine- and we’ve practiced lots of grammatical skills too. We continue to learn a lot about prefixes and suffixes and how those change the meaning of a word.
Science: Our unit on sense receptors just finished up and we’ve switched classrooms to Mrs. Hart to learn about life cycles. Check out our final project for animal senses- students did an amazing job!
We visited Field’s Pond Audubon yesterday and it was phenomenal! Students learned about forests and their secrets. We learned how to identify trees and learned the stories of the forest (UpperStory, MidStory, UnderStory). Check out this amazing resource Orrington/Holden holds!