Thank you for your prompt replies regarding the date change with our field trip. We will be going to Seattle Tilth this coming Tuesday. Please be sure to send your child with a sack lunch (or let me know if he/she will be needing a sack lunch from school) and remember to dress warmly-we’ll be outside most of our day! Jackets, hats, gloves and warm shoes are encouraged! Our next field trip to the Mercer Slough will be on November 1st. Look for the blue permission slip that will go home on Monday.
We celebrated Sydney’s birthday, she has traveled around the sun 7 times in her lifetime!
We took the reading and math MAP tests this past week. Using our “thumbmometers,” most kids gave it a “thumbs up.”
As mathematicians we have been working on addition strategies such as counting on and making 10. We have been looking at patterns in sums (adding 2 even numbers or 2 odd numbers will make an even sum, adding an even and odd number together makes an odd sum and all double facts have an even sum). We also picked a one-digit number to start and skip counted by 5s from that number for the next five numbers. Ask your child the patterns we found. (example: 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28).
Conversation starters for your child:
- What kind of tests do scientists do when studying soil?
- Can you start at a 1-digit number and skip count by 5s for the next 5 numbers? What pattern did you use to know what comes next?
- What’s happening with Marty Mcguire?
- How do you spell thirteen, eighteen, twelve...?
- When rolling two dice, what sum is most probable to roll? What is the least? How do you know?
Thank you to:
Ms. Celeste for helping us prepare for the day when volunteering before school
Our parents that are driving to Seattle Tilth
Ms. Erin K for uploading lots of great work to our student Weebly sites
Ms. Leland for helping us organize our field trips