This week we had a lot of first. We started homework! For the remainder of the year, there will be a math homework sheet in their mailbox Monday through Thursday. I always give the students Friday off so everyone can enjoy their weekend! If they forget their homework, starting next week they will be able to bring it in the next day. If they forget it two days in a row, they will use an extra copy to complete during snack time. We also make a very important decision... what our classroom name would be! We are officially the Curious Koalas!
A Look Ahead
We will be starting to work on our addition and subtraction fact flunecy next week. The students will meet with me twice a week to orally tell me the answers to the problems they are focusing on. They will all start with their +1 facts (0-10). If they are able to master (know their answer without a strategy within a few seconds) every fact twice in a row, they will move on to the next fact. I will send home flashcards to help your student practice at home.
Also, we talked about a club called Destination Imagination here after school. Many of the students seemed interested. It is an after school club that competes in different types of creative problem solving activities. For more information on the types of challenges and competitions click here. They will also be getting paperwork in their mailbox if they said they were interested in learning more about the club.
We will also be starting our first writing project. Next week I will be reaching out to some of the writing volunteers to help me read stories and give feedback to the students. So if you checked off the writing box, be on the lookout for an email from me.
Have a great weekend! See you on Monday (we have school).