A short, but eventful, week back after a wonderful week away!
Thank you for coming in to spend time sharing in your child’s learning journey this week, it was great to see so many of you. I will send along our shared goal form over the next week. Please continue the conversation with your child, as I have done here at school.
Migration continues to be our focus in Unit of Inquiry. Please look to your child’s Seesaw post from September 12 and again from this week to see how their understanding of migration continues to deepen. The students are now beginning to make decisions about what migrant story they would like to tell. Students made this decision after carefully considering causation, perspective, and change. This migration story will be presented by celebrating all disciplines at a migration showcase on October 30. Please stay tuned for a formal invitation.
In Math, we continued to examine factors. We have been using factors to investigate area and reasonable solutions to problems. We are extending these understandings into the reciprocity of multiplication and division. When we return from the break this look at factors and area will be applied to use in an area model for multi-digit multiplication.
In Literacy, we reflected on our initial narratives and began writing new narratives with a goal in mind. These goals ranged from using time connectives to evoking emotion from the reader. Look for these aspects to reappear as we share our migration stories with you. Annotation also played a big part in our week, as we applied our skills from Ms. Monica to annotate book covers and make an informed decision about our next novel. Finally, in word study, we used ‘migrate’ to help us look more closely as affixes including im- and -ion and prove them to be true in other words.
Thank you to Cathy Nagakawa for taking on the role of class parent. We look forward to getting to know you and each other better this year.
We will return to school in a week’s time, enjoy this week as a family; read, relax, reconnect. Looking forward to seeing everyone safe and sound on Monday, October, 15.
Dinner Time Talk
What migrant did you choose to portray?
What artifact will you showcase in art?
How were you similar to the refugee featured in class?
What are we going to read this week?
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
― C.S. Lewis