We started our day with our ECDP Buddies. Thank you to all the students for being so kind and patient with your buddies. I know they love getting to see you every week.
In Math today, both grades reviewed multi-digit addition. This is part of our weekly "Check-In." So far this month we have reviewed: place-value, rounding, and multi-digit addition. The purpose of these weekly "Check-Ins" is to review concepts that we have previously studied. Many of these concepts (eg. estimation, adding, etc.) are important to have mastered for our current and upcoming units. Even though we have finished our Whole Numbers units, I want to make sure that we take the time to keep reviewing and practicing these concepts. After our "Check-In" lesson, students complete a short, weekly quiz. Based on the results of these quizzes, your student may be asked to do some further practice and review. Please assist your students with this review at home. I will always email parents to let them know if their student needs to review one of the concepts from our "Check-In" lessons.
In Science today we continued to explore open and closed circuits. We reviewed the concept of short circuits, with each building their own. We also discussed the importances of switches today. So far, the only device we have focused on is light bulbs. Today we discussed the need and value of switches in providing use with an easy and safe way to open and close switches. They also help us to conserve energy. Students built circuits with a slide switch and were then challenged to use found materials (index cards, paper clips, alligator clips, paper fasteners, etc.) to build their own switches that could be used to open and close a circuit.
Agenda Language Arts: - Read 20 minutes - Spelling Test: