Our lessons are helping students to learn about the properties of operations as strategies to add and subtract. For example, because students know that
8 + 3 = 11, then they also know that 3 + 8 = 11. (Commutative property of addition.)
To add 2 + 6 + 4, the second two numbers can be added to make a ten, so 2 + 6 + 4 = 2 + 10 = 12. (Associative property of addition.)
This week we learned to apply the Associative property of addition to make a hundred in one addend. Below you will see two examples of this process that we did in class. This will be included in next week's homework.
Ask your child why spring is the best time for planting seeds. (In spring there is more sunlight and there are warmer temperatures, as well as enough water. These conditions allow seeds to germinate.)
Gradually, a plant’s stem will grow taller and true leaves will emerge. Flowers appear when the plant matures. We learned that flowering plants need pollinators to help them with pollination. Then flowers can produce seeds and the cycle continues.
Ask your child to name some pollinators that help plants reproduce.
We studied the parts of a plant. We conducted an experiment with celery and colored water to observe the role of a stem on a plant. Here’s a photo of our results. Ask your child to explain what we did and what we learned. We had a visit from our art program volunteer. Students did a primary color mixing project. The project has two stages. Our Art Program volunteer will return to guide students to finish their field of flowers artwork in the near future.