It appears that everyone had a restful holiday break, because wow, we have come back strong in 2018- watch out for 2C. Our reading brains, math brains, and our respectful brains have come back in full force. It was amazing how this week we were ready to learn!
In our Unit of Inquiry- Sharing the Planet all G2 students are in focus groups of their choice and investigating the UN Sustainable Development Goals of Water, Education, and Hunger. This week students are unpacking what those goals mean and look like for people around the world. Great questions have been asked and we have some keen learners who are getting ready to take action. Ask your child which area they chose, why and see if you can do some investigating on your own at home.
In math, we have been sharing our thinking and trying to solve problems like:
43 – ______= 19.
We have had to explain our thinking to others, which can be tough. We’ve also learned a lot of new games and are feeling more and more confident in our skills as mathematicians.
Persuasive writing is our focus in writing, and we are aiming to tie it into our unit and persuading people to get involved and take action. It would really help if you talked about persuasion at home too.
Reading is always important- please remember that we have the library on Monday and to be changing our library books, but also our home reader. Students need to be reading at least 20 minutes a night, and that is always better if they can be reading with someone.
That is all for now. Happy 2018 and here’s to good health for us, our friends and our families.