We studied the syllable pattern for tion and ture words. This skill helps us to decode and break words into syllables. We also learned to identify and properly use common irregular plural nouns such as child/children, man/men, woman/women, mouse/mice, and tooth/teeth.
In math we continue to work on learning mental math strategies to subtract. We are also reviewing and practicing addition strategies for adding two digit numbers with and without regrouping. We continue to practice our math facts in Rocket Math. Several students have completed, or are very close to completing, the addition levels A through Z. When students complete addition level Z they move to a computerized math fact program that helps them memorize addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.
We learned about snowflakes and made paper snowflakes. We discussed how every snowflake is different, just as we all have different and unique qualities. After making our snowflakes, each student wrote about his or her own uniqueness and then attached the writing to the snowflake.
On Friday, students brought in their family history projects to share. We respectfully listened as each student read their interview with an ancestor and then displayed their family heritage doll. Some students brought in family relics including a slide rule and an “ancient” computer disc.