This is what is happening in our class during the month of March:
We are still having our number talks, we are practicing talking about our math thinking. Also, telling time to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour. We continue to count coins. We will work on different types of word problems and decide how to solve these problems. The problems we are working on are start or change unknown. The equations that match these word problems look like this _+8=10. These word problems are difficult, due to the fact that they have to decide how to set up the equation and then also solve it effectively.
We are using strips of ten and single stickers to help us see that numbers have groups of ten. This helps to solve two-digit word problems, especially as we move to problems that require regrouping. They are really improving with word problems! It is exciting to see their progress.
We will finish our animal research unit. That will also include life cycles for Science and informational writing. At the end of March we will begin a unit on Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables. We will be reading different Fairy Tales, such as Cinderella, for different cultures and then comparing them.
At the end of the month we will start Economics and Financial Literacy. This will continue into April. We finished our study of how humans make an impact on the environment earlier this month.
Dates to remember:
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Fundraiser: Last day for orders Friday, March 20th. Pick up day is March 28.
Early release day March 23 and Teacher Workday, March 24.
Discovery Place trip is March 17
Websites to use at home:
Things parents/guardians can do to help:
READ with your child EVERY night.
Check their planner and sign it each night. This ensures that I can communicate with you if there is a need.