MATH: We will continue counting pennies and trading them for dimes as a way to reinforce tens and ones. We work on drawing a bubble or ring around ten pennies in a picture, to show they can be traded for one dime. Sometimes we can draw this bubble more than one time, if we have enough pennies! Several children stop when they draw a bubble, even if there are many pennies left. We will keep working on this understanding.
SOCIAL STUDIES: Continents are going well! We shift our focus now to include the oceans, as well as some basic landforms (mountain, valley, coast & desert), moving on to the basics of where we live (city, county, state, country, continent, and all the corresponding names). Test on all will be October 8.
LANGUAGE ARTS: We begin a new unit this week in which students will be WORD DETECTIVES! This is a fun way of looking closely at our words, for reading as well as writing.
These are some high points - not a full list....
Many topics carry over from week to week.