In math, we continue to engage in math problems and activities related to place value and number sense. This week we played a math game called “roll a square.” As students played the game they had to figure out problems involving how many more cubes they would need to make a multiple of ten. This led to a discussion of the different strategies that students use to solve mathematical problems.
Our project cornerstone volunteer read Don’t Laugh at Me by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin. The book helps students learn more about the importance of having tolerance for others. Students discussed their feelings and emotions after hearing the story. In addition, they were challenged to perform intentional acts of kindness to help make Nordstrom a school where all students share a sense of belonging and safety. Look for the letter from our Project Cornerstone volunteer in your child’s Friday folder for more information.
We read about a group traveling westward on the Oregon Trail in the mid 1800s. It took these families about six months to make the journey with all their belongings in a covered wagon. Along the way they faced many hardships. Next week, we will read about the Pony Express and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.