In science we began to study Earth’s materials. We learned that a geologist is a scientist who studies rocks. We also learned to compare the properties of rocks including hardness, luster, and color. We compared and sorted the rocks based on their properties. We also examined the rocks with a hand lens. Finally, we documented our activities on a learning log. We will continue to study Earth Science in preparation for our field trip on May 5 to the Youth Science Institute. The permission slips went home on Monday. Click on the field trip tab for forms and details.
We learned what makes a rock, and read about the different types of rocks. We discovered that rocks are made of minerals and that people use rocks everyday. Ask your child how we use rocks and minerals at home and school.
In math we are working with numbers to 1000. We are practicing reading and writing numbers to 1000. We learned to express numbers in three ways:
- Standard form: 365
- Expanded form: 300 + 60 + 5
- Number word form: three hundred sixty-five
We are also identifying the place value of digits in a 3-digit number. In the number 365 the digit 3 has a value of 300, the digit 6 has a value of 60, and the digit 5 has a value of 5. We are learning to order and compare numbers as well.