For example, students are told to start at 327 and count up to 600. First, they are expected to count up by ones to 330 (the next ten). Then, they count up by tens 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, 390, 400 (the next hundred). Finally, they count by hundreds to 600. The efficiency of place value and base ten numbers is coming to life as students repeatedly bundle 10 ones to make 1 ten and subsequently bundle 10 tens to make 1 hundred.
Our domain on Ancient Asian Civilizations continues. This week we read two stories from India. One was the Tiger, the Brahman, and the Jackal. A Brahman is a Hindu priest. Ask your child how the Jackal tricked the tiger and saved the Brahman. The Blind Men and the Elephant was another read aloud from this domain. Ask your child on which continent is India. See if your child can find India on the map.
We also read about Hinduism and Buddhism. These religions began in Ancient India and have been a central force in shaping the development of these civilizations. Students may have questions and you may want to discuss your family’s beliefs with your child.
We continue to learn about the writing process. This week we wrote a book report together starting with the plan and rough draft, which was followed by editing and revising. We then completed a final copy together. Next week students will complete their own book report using the story How Hedgehog Tricked the Hare from this week’s homework packet.