We read “Paul Bunyan,” who was a fictional logger known for his large size. Paul Bunyan did everything more intensely than most people. He had an ox named Babe for a pet. In the story he and Babe used their great strength to straighten rivers and create the Grand Canyon.
We also read “Pecos Bill.” This is the story of a fictional cowboy from the old west who was raised by coyotes. In his adventures he lassoed a tornado and rode a mountain lion.
We will continue our study of tall tales from the American Frontier next week by reading “John Henry” and “Casey Jones.” Each tale will expose your child to the use of exaggeration, humor, and creativity in storytelling.
Look for some other tall tales to read aloud to your child. The tales we are reading are from the American Frontier, you may want to find more of these, or choose some from other cultures.
On Monday of this week we read “Tikki Tikki Tembo” and had rice cakes to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival.
In Science we are studying simple machines. We did some hands on activities with classroom materials to try out different levers and pulleys. We will continue our investigation next week and students will be making their own simple machines as a homework project in October.
- 21 - 5 = 16
- 31 - 5 = 26
- 41 - 5 = 36
I encourage you to keep working on math facts using xtramath.org or flash cards. Students should develop automaticity to fluently make ten when adding.