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Carrollton, Texas, United States
Welcome to my blog! My name is Beth Carpenter! I am a 2nd grade teacher at Coyote Ridge Elementary. I majored in Early Childhood Education and have taught for 18 years. I have taught grades K- 3 which gives me a unique ability to know where my second graders fit within those grades. Teaching is more than a profession to me, it is a calling. I love to help light the fire of curiosity to help all my students become life long learners!

Schedule

Math 7:45-9:15 Writer's Workshop 9:15-9:55 Reading Whole Group 9:55-10:40 Enrichment 10:40-11:30 Lunch/Recess 11:30-12:30 Guided Reading /Rotations/Word Work 12:30-1:30 Science 1:30-2:15 Social Studies 2:15-2:45 Pack/Stack/Dismiss 2:45-2:55

Friday, September 22, 2017

Week 4

Dear Parents,
           It’s hard to believe we just finished our fourth week of school. This week in math we finished up learning about place value in numbers with hundreds, tens, and ones. We took our assessment over place value and odd/even numbers. New flash cards will be going home again today in your child’s math/reading log. Thank you for working on your child’s fast facts with him/her. Fasttmath is up and running your child will be bringing a log in card home soon so they can do it at home. We did a great job learning our facts the last two weeks. This week several children took longer than two minutes to complete the twenty problems. Keep working until they become fast facts. Reading books will be going home with your child from our guided reading lessons. This book can be read for the 15 minute reading log.
           In writing we wrote our final copy of a writing about fall. Students' papers had been revised and edited. Final copies were graded with a rubric. We also learned how to form the letters Ee and Ss during handwriting. We also looked at David Shannon books to see how he set up the pages of his books. We learned authors get to decide how and where to put their words and pictures. We are going to try a few of his ideas in our own writing.
          In reading we read about our Constitution, the Preamble, and the rights it gives us as US citizens. We put the words of our pledge in order and learned what those words mean. We talked about what it means to be a good citizen and will be adding good citizens to our circle map throughout the year.
          In science we finished up our unit on what a scientist does and what tools he/she may use and took our assessment. Our next unit will be classifying matter. We will be talking about what physical properties matter may have.
          In social studies we have been discussing Leader in Me activities. It is helping us know how to take initiative to do what needs to be done. We are creating a classroom that works together so it is win-win for everyone.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Week 3

Dear Parents,
         In math we have been busy with doing intentional problem solving (learning that there are many ways to solve a problem) and number talks (talking about our thinking as we solve problems). We have been learning about place value in many interactive learning activities. We are continuing on with our fast facts. We want our second graders to work hard each week learning these flash cards that go home in their reading / math logs. It should only take a couple of seconds for your child to come up with the answer to the addition fact on a flash card. If they work hard all week the quiz on Friday should be easy. If your child goes past the two minute time, it will be noted on the quiz. If your child receives a smiley face their quiz was completed within the two minute window. Your child will be able to complete the test. They will get to sign our number board when they can complete the quiz with at least 80% accuracy. This will be a great help when we start three digit addition with regrouping. Thank you for partnering with me to help your child learn these facts.No grade will be taken.
        In language we wrote an acrostic poem about peace as we remembered the brave first responders and 9/11. We also learned that writing can start with words or pictures, but both have details. We know that when we think we are done we can add to our pictures, label our pictures, write more words, reread our writing, or start a new piece.
        In reading we read a nonfiction story called My Family   in that story we looked at the nonfiction text features and their purpose: photograph, title, illustration, and a diagram. We focused on our thinking as we read the story on sticky notes that we call thinking tracks.
         In science we learned about the many science tools that scientists use and explored tubs full of them. We had an investigation where we used our five senses to observe a gummy worm and used three of our science tools in the exploration. The last sense we used was taste. Those gummies tasted sweet and fruity!
         In social studies we talked about how our physical environment and  how we carry our own weather can have an affect on our learning. We also wrote our class mission statement which will help us have a great year of learning together.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Week 2

Dear Parents,
             It has been a short, but good week! We are getting into our second grade routines and building our stamina in reading, writing, and doing other independent work. Please make sure your child fills out their reading/math log and turns it in on Friday. Please help your child practice his/her flashcards for the math quiz on Fridays. In math this week we learned about even and odd numbers. We used manipulatives to break numbers into partners or teams. If we have even teams and everyone has a partner the number is even. If there is one left over without a partner or the teams are not even, the number is odd. We also learned that we can find the number in the ones place to see if a number is odd or even. In writing we learned that a big idea from a mentor text can help us find a topic for our writing. In reading we learned about stories having characters, a setting, and details and identified these for the story Henry and Mudge. We also compared two Henry and Mudge stories using a Venn Diagram. In Science we learned what a scientist does, what the classroom science rules are, and made our science emergency plan. They need to bring back their science safety contract that went home Thursday night to get their science safety license. In social studies we began talking about the seven habits and how to find the primary greatness that lies in each of us. We took our first spell check. Please make sure your child practices their words all week so they are ready for the spell check on Fridays. I appreciate all you do to help your child be successful in second grade.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Week 1

Dear Parents,
   It was a great first week! I was happy to see a lot of you at our second grade parent meeting on Tuesday evening. If you could not attend, I sent home the second grade packet with the information that we went over in it in your child’s daily blue folder on Wednesday after school. If you have questions about anything, please contact me and I will answer your questions. If your child has not been able to log into fasttmath, don’t be concerned. It sometimes takes a few weeks for the district to get all the new students entered. There are forms inside the packet for you to fill out and return to school. They will help me meet the needs of your child and family. In math this week we began exploring manipulative and started learning our math routines. We reviewed both analog and digital clocks to the hour and half hour. In writing we are set up our writing journal, learned how to use our spelling dictionaries, and write about our feelings about the first day of school. We are finishing up our T-Riffic Summer T-shirt books. In reading we learned the routines, how to read to self, how to read with a buddy, and began building our reading stamina as we read books from our book box and a story called a different tune. In Science we set up our science journal, discussed the scientific method, observation and did a cooperative activity. Ask your child how they saved Sam, the gummy bear! In social studies we are discussing manner, created our class rules so we can all feel comfortable and learn in our classroom. Most of us shared our Me Bags today. Two children forgot them, one child was absent. Please send them in on Tuesday. This is a social studies participation grade. It was fun learning about each other. I can tell that it is going to be another fantastic year! :)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Meet The Teacher is Thursday, August 24th from 5:00-6:00

Dear Parents,
             I am looking forward to meeting you and your sweet children at meet the teacher. You may bring your child's school supplies to drop off that evening. I also hope you can attend our second grade Parent Orientation Meeting which will be Tuesday, August 29th at 5:00 P.M. At this meeting we will discuss 2nd grade policies and procedures. I look forward to a great year!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Week 35

Dear Parents,
                This week in math we continued with reading the information on a graph and did a review of economics with money, spending, saving and lending. We have some very say second graders when it comes to money! In language we were learning about antonyms and synonyms. We had a lot of fun learning about these words with fun games like who has, questions around the room,  matching, and dominos. In reading we finished learning about the many kinds of poetry and wrote some of our own. We finished up today with a poetry picnic! In science we took our assessment on food chains, and shared our habitat boxes. All did a fantastic job! I was really proud of their hard work and how much they learned about their animals. In social studies we’ve been learning about our three branches of government and all of their responsibilities. We created a government tree to help us remember what we learned.

Yearbooks are here! If you ordered a yearbook, it will be sent home Friday, May 12th! We have a limited number of extra copies for sale in the front office. The cost is $30 and checks can be made out to Coyote Ridge Elementary. These are first come, first served. If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Watts at wattsbm@lisd.net

  Library books were due Friday May 19th!
 
May 19th is the last day students can charge a lunch in the cafeteria
    

Friday, May 12, 2017

Week 34

Dear Parents,
                   The year is winding down as we started the last 3 week grading period. We are learning many new skills in math. This week we focused on measuring with inches, feet, yards, centimeters, and meters. We also began analyzing graphs. In writing we were learning about prefixes, suffixes, and wrote our end of year writing sample to be scored. In reading we filled out some reading packets independently and focused on the different types of poetry. This focus will continue into next week. In science we finished up animal characteristics and began learning about food chains with vocabulary like consumers, producers, herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores. In Social Studies we were learning about our local government, our state government and our federal government. It was a good week of learning although I missed being with my class on Monday and Tuesday while I was giving the STAAR test to 4th graders.
      
Yearbooks are here! If you ordered a yearbook, it will be sent home Friday, May 12th! We have a limited number of extra copies for sale in the front office. The cost is $30 and checks can be made out to Coyote Ridge Elementary. These are first come, first served. If you have any questions, you may contact Mrs. Watts at wattsbm@lisd.net
           


  • This is a reminder that The animal projects are due next Wednesday. The children will be presenting on Wednesday and Thursday. We will have a gallery walk to see all the second grade projects. We can’t wait to see how creative your child has been in creating their animal habitat. The reports will be interesting to the class as well. We all love animals.
  • May 19th is the last day students can charge a lunch in the cafeteria
  • Many children have library books out. Please send them back as soon as possible.
  • 3 Week progress reports are available on skyward. If you request a paper copy through skyward one is being sent home. Please encourage your child to finish strong. I have noticed that grades are dropping for some students. Summer fever has struck. Please talk to your children about doing their best each day. We have so much yet to learn in these last three weeks together. :)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Week 33

Dear Parents,
                     I am really enjoying your children this last month of school! They are being so creative with self chosen projects and are doing their best each day. They do have a bit of summer fever, but that is to be expected. In math we were working on time to the minute, area, perimeter and have begun measuring with inches, yards, and feet! There has been lots of movement around the room as our experts measure everything around them! In Reading we read the story Half Chicken and again focused on cause and effect. This is a difficult skill that takes some higher level thinking, but I was impressed with the group working together to figure out the causes and effects in our story,. In writing we have been working on a special Mother’s Day writing project as well as learning about abbreviations and contractions. In Science we continued learning about animal characteristics. I hope you are having fun helping your child plan their animal project! I can’t wait to see their habitat shoe boxes! In social studies we talked about our local government and the upcoming election day in Carrolton! We can’t wait to find out who the new mayor will be!
                     I was so glad that many of you came to Muffins with Moms. It was a a wonderful morning filled with muffins, pictures and smiles. Thank you for coming! I also want to thank you all for the kind notes, cards, gifts, sweets, flowers, and gift cards I received this week. I definitely felt appreciated as I spent the week being spoiled! Lots of extra hugs were the best part. I feel so blessed to be teaching at a school with so many caring children and parents. Thank you all for making this week so special! 


  • This is a reminder that we are a peanut aware classroom as we have a child that has a life threatening reaction to even breathing peanut dust. I appreciate you checking your child’s snacks.
  • I will have a sub in the room on Monday and Tuesday as I was chosen as one of the small group STAAR administrators. I will be upstairs testing 4th graders. We will have PE on both Monday and Tuesday as the Science specials teacher and her room will be used for testing as well. Please have your child wear their PE shoes these days.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Week 32

Dear Parents,
We had another amazing week of learning! In math we finished up our geometry unit and took an assessment on Friday. It went home in your child’s daily folder as we are having another assessment on Monday. In writing we focused on words that sparkle! We have many different projects that we are revising to add the just right words! In reading we read the story   Working in Space . We looked at the graphic features of the story and wrote about if we were an astronaut! In science we finished up our unit on insects as three of our five butterflies came out of their chrysalis. We began our unit on animal characteristics and your child chose an animal for their last home project of the year! They will write a report and create a shoebox habitat. This habitat should have all the things your child’s animal needs to survive in it. An information packet went home in your child’s coyote folder on Friday. In social studies our focus was on Earth Day and how we can take better care of the Earth by doing the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle!

·     Our pillowcases are almost finished! A huge thank you to the mothers of Wafa, Sophia, Yuriana, and Dylan who wrote the poems on them and to Mrs. Clemmons for coming in for two straight days to help get all the handprints on each pillow! All that is left is for some children to sign their names.



Friday, April 21, 2017

Week 31

Dear Parents,
        Math this week has been visually challenging. The children were learning about plane shapes and solid or three dimensional shapes. They need to know vocabulary like: faces, edges, vertices, plane shapes, solid figures, plus all the names of these shapes. Sending the homework pages was a way for you to help support the learning of these vocabulary words. In language we talked about the writing trait called voice. We tried to write using different voices, then went back to a current project to see if we could hear our own voice.In reading we read the story How Grounhog"s Garden Grew  and learned more about sequencing of the story. In science we continued with the life cycle of insects and observed as well as watched several different insect life cycles. We even have live butterfly larva that are turning into a chrysalis in our room! We can’t wait to see what kind of butterfly comes out of the chrysalis! We focused on researching famous U.S. Landmarks and symbols and are writing a report on the one of our choice! We can’t wait until the presentations!

*Thank you to the four volunteer writers for my  pillow project! Is there anyone willing to come to school to help with painting hands and making handprints on the pillows? I will start scheduling parents next week as the pillow case poem writer volunteers are sending the pillow cases back to school on Monday! Please let me know as soon as possible if you are available to come help 1 or 2 days next week.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Field Day fun!

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Mystery Hangout

We marked our maps to cross off states as we asked the other class yes/no questions about where their state was located. They did the same to try and find out where we lived. We narrowed it down to four states that bordered Lake Michigan. Two more questions and we knew they lived in Indiana!









Thursday, April 13, 2017

Week 30

Dear Parents,
             We had a short week, but it was packed full of learning! In math we concluded our unit on fractions. Make sure you ask your child to say our fraction chant! Next up will be our unit on geometry. In writing we have been writing away with our six traits of writing. We are starting with our bold beginnings, following with our mighty middles and closing with our excellent endings! Some great stories are in the making! In reading we learned about story structure with problems and solutions! We took our test on Wednesday because Thursday is jammed pack full of fun learning with our Mystery Hangout being rescheduled for a geography lesson. We will be meeting a classroom from somewhere in the U.S. and racing with them to discover where they are through asking questions and using our map skills. The afternoon will be full of Field Day fun! In Science we are learning about what basic needs plants and animals have. We are finding out how the environment can effect those living organisms. In social studies we have been learning about national symbols and landmarks. The children were  buzzing with lots of interesting facts. Did you know the Liberty Bell weighs over 2,000 pounds? Next week we will conduct research on each child’s chosen landmark or symbol.
             Have a wonderful holiday weekend with your families!

* Thank you to the four volunteer writers for my  pillow project! Is there anyone willing to

Friday, April 7, 2017

Week 29

Dear parents,
         This week we began working on fractions. This is a hard concept for second graders. We had some misconceptions at first, but I believe they are beginning to grasp the concept and the vocabulary. In writing we have been working on one of our six traits, ideas. We have been writing a piece all week, going back to revise by making the content clear and using good, descriptive details. In reading we have been learning about how we can combine our new learning with our schema (background knowledge). I am pleased to say that they have been excited to learn new information and discuss it so that that information becomes a part of their schema. They have been challenged to do this in all subject areas. In science we finished up our unit on the water cycle and will begin a new unit on Monday. In social studies we have continued to work on map skills, and created our own landform continent. We are still going strong and learning quite a bit of new information to add to our schema. It gets more difficult for the children to focus as the weather gets warmer. Please help your child stay on track with their homework and work at school. I appreciate your support!

Help is needed. I am asking for four parents to volunteer their time at home to get ready for our pillow case project. We hope to collect all pillow cases by next Thursday. That way, with four parent volunteers, each parent would trace a poem onto 4-5 pillow cases with a sharpie marker. I send home a template taped to a piece of cardboard with the pillow cases. The parent slides it inside the pillow case. You will be able to see the letters through the fabric. You trace it centered on one side of the pillow case. Later at school every child will paint their hand 19 times and place a handprint on every pillow case. That will be my job, unless another volunteer would like to come to school to help. It will be done over two days as the first side must dry completely before the second side can be done. Please let me know if you can help.

Field Day is next Thursday Here are the teams and the color of shirt that needs to be worn that day. Pink Team (Dylan,Karter, Olivia, Jeremiah, and Yuriana)

Green Team (Wafa, Christian, Kenneth, Marley, and Sophia, Blue Team (Aleeza, Joshua, Ainsley, Ayaan, and Athulya) Orange Team ( Braxton, Jaiden, Ta’Leigha, and Layla

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Week 28

Dear Parents,
           I survived jury duty on Monday and got a good report from the sub. Learning continued as usual! This Math unit has many different difficult skills. I am sending homework home each night so that you can help support your child in his/her learning. We have been looking for patterns with numbers, problem solving with missing numbers, and looking for patterns on a chart. In language we finished up adverbs and began a persuasive letter. Your child will be writing to someone he or she knows to persuade them to do something or give them something. Just FYI, YOU may be receiving a letter! I will be receiving a few as well! :) In reading we read Luke Goes to Bat . With this story we worked on the skills of knowing beginning, middle end and story order. In Science we finished up our weather unit and took our assessment. In Social Studies we continued  looking at maps and map symbols and begun a unit on landforms.
* The Big Event is tomorrow, Saturday, April 1st from 9-12 at CRE. I hope to see you there!
* If you get a paper copy of your child’s report card, you may keep it. Please return the signed envelope on Monday.


Friday, March 24, 2017

Dylan got to Jump Rope in the assembly!


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Jump Rope for the Heart



Ayaan was our leader of the week!


Week 27

Dear Parents,
       The children were sleepy on Monday, but were ready to get back to work. We finished up our unit on money and began a unit on patterns. This is a tricky skill for second graders so I will be sending home all the math homework pages from the book so that they can practice at home. In language the children wrote about a person who means more to them than gold. Their loving hearts showed up in this writing activity. Make sure you put their pot of gold writing in their portfolio to keep after I send them home. For now they will be hung outside our classroom. In reading we read the story “Dex the Heart of a Hero" and compared and contrasted the main character’s character traits as they changed from the beginning of the story to the end of the story. In science we continued learning about the weather as we continued to chart it each day. We also began learning why we have seasons as well as the decisions we make about what we will wear and the activities we do depending on the weather and the season. In social studies we were learning about maps, globes, oceans, and continents on our planet Earth.
           We did a great job participating in the penny war for a good cause. Thank you so much for donating coins for the children of PediaPlace. As second graders are working on counting money, we counted the coins brought in by first grade. Today we did not get a total, but we counted over $87 dollars in silver coins and bills for first grade. The pennies they brought in today filled their entire can!
        We had our Jump Rope for the Heart assembly today. Dylan Clemons from our room got to appear in the program. I will upload the video and pictures to our blog. He did an excellent job and even earned a special heart award from Coach Pacio for all his effort!
         In your child’s Coyote Folder is a sheet telling you what color shirt your child will wear on field day. They will be part of a color team. It’s a half sheet so make sure you look for it. 
         Have a great weekend with your families!
  
I have jury duty on Monday and there is no tutoring after school! (I have secured a sub) and hope to be back on Tuesday!

* Yearbooks are on sale at http://www.balfour.com/texas/carrollton/coyote-ridge-elementary-school/

Sunday, March 19, 2017

LISDOLA Learning















Week 26

Dear Parents,

        The week before Spring Break was a busy one! We continued counting coins in math up to $1.00. We will be taking our assessment this week. In Language we were working on a persuasive brochure. This will be used at a later date to talk to first graders and convince them that when they are in second grade, they should go through the LISD swim course at the Colony Natatorium! We cannot wait to share these special brochures! In reading we focused on making connections: text to text, text to self, and text to world. We found that connecting to what we read helps us gain a greater understanding of the story! In science we began our unit on weather. We will be collecting data for 10 days and learning about weather patterns and seasons. In social studies we have been focusing on map skills, cardinal directions, and intermediate directions. We also concluded our unit on economics. The children were able to spend their earnings on a movie ticket and snacks. Budgeting their money and making decisions about what would be the best deal came into play. After tummies were full, demand went down and prices were cut. Those children who still had money were able to purchase items at a big discount! There were a lot of good lessons being learned as we had fun counting and spending our money!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Week 25

Dear Parents,
      The second progress reports are going home in our coyote folders if you have requested a paper copy. You may sign and return these next week. We finished our unit on multiplication and division this week and have jumped into counting groups of coins! So far, we are doing well with this skill. In Language we have been learning about replacing nouns with pronouns. We also did some creative writing about if we would like the Cat in the Hat come to our house on a rainy day! In reading we focused on The Sign Maker’s Assistant and looked at graphic features. We took our assessment over the pattern of objects in the sky. In social studies We continued working on our economics unit. Next week will be the last week to earn our money! Then it will be time to think about what we’d like to purchase. Thank you to everyone who came to open house! Your children loved sharing their hard work. Never fear! If you did not make it, a lot of their work will be coming home tonight!
 *Conferences will start on Monday. Many of you signed up for a time at open house. I will send home time choices on Monday for those of you who could not come.

Yearbooks are now on sale!  They are a hardback book and contain all classes from Pre-K through 5th.  They are $26 and can be ordered here.


Here is also a direct link in case you need that.  And teachers remember that if you want one, please remember to order yours as well!



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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Week 24

Dear Parents,
               Although this was a short week, we got a lot accomplished! In Math we continued learning about multiplication and division problems. We talk about them as equal groups of items. We show that multiplication can be thought of as repeated addition and division can be thought of as repeated subtraction. Writing their own story problems is a challenge!In Language we collected a science writing and created a kite glyph. These kites are hanging in our classroom for you to see next Thursday at open house! In reading we focused on visualizing, or making a movie in our brain as we read a story or poem. A project that shows some of our visualizing will also be hanging in the hallway. In science we continued to study the sky and talk about the phases of the moon and the location of the sun in our sky during the day. In social studies we chose an African American to research for Black History Month. We created pyramids that will be on our desks for open house that shows the major contributions these people made to our country.

  • Please send back the LISDOLA Field Trip Permission Form
  • Please send back the  spring conference preference form so that I may begin scheduling conferences
  • Please send in items for the Big Event (see attached Flyer)

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Leader of the Week


Valentines Day Party







Week 23

Dear Parents,
               This week flew by! In math we did a lot of work constructing with blocks to give the children a good understanding of what multiplication and division is. Today we sent home their volume 1 math text books. There are pages that we did not do that could be a great review over the summer before third grade. You may want to save these. We started our volume 2 math book today. We are looking at multiplication as repeated addition and equal groups of items. Thus 4x3 is four groups of three oranges. Four is the number of groups and three tells how many are in each group. In writing we wrote a past narrative about our swim week to be scored as the middle of year writing sample. We also presented our famous American reports. Everyone did an excellent job! In reading we learned about cause and effect with Officer Buckle and Gloria. In science we started the unit Pattern of objects in the Sky. We are looking at the moon phases and the movement of the sun during the day and how that effects shadows. In social studies we  learned about checks, debit cards, and credit cards. We are talking about earning, lending, and borrowing money.

                 Our Valentines Party was great fun! Thank you to all the parents who came to join in the celebration. The children had some treats, fun games and time to open their cards.  I want to thank you all for your sweet treats, kind notes and presents! They are greatly appreciated, by myself and my two boys! There may be even a few chocolates left for me! :)

Friday, February 10, 2017

Week 22

Dear Parents,
         It was good to get back to a full day of learning! We took our Math district CBA test to see what we have learned so far this year. I am proud of how well my class performed on it this year, remembering to use the strategies I taught them in the first semester. In writing we have been working on our research project. It has been interesting to find out all about his/her famous American. We will present these projects next week. In reading we read the true story about a dog who dug for dinosaurs in England. The main skill focus was understanding the difference between a fact and an opinion, a very hard concept for second graders.In science we finished up our unit on natural vs. man-made resources and took our assessment. In social studies we have been learning the difference between a goods and a service. We learned that we have many service workers in our community who help us get things done and help keep us safe. We also learned that everyone needs to have special skills to do their job.


* Please sign and return progress reports if you had one go home in your child’s Coyote Folder! 

Friday, February 3, 2017

Week 21

Dear Parents,
               Swim Week Was so much fun! We had a few nervous students on Monday, but we were all smiles by Tuesday! Thank you for your support during this fun experience. With Two hours and 15 minutes out of our day, our lessons this week focused on Math, Reading, and Language Arts. It was a full week. In math we wrapped up chapters 7 and 8 and took our assessment. Reading and understanding what process to use to solve a word problem is an important skill. Knowing how to add and subtract two and three diget numbers with and without regrouping was used to solve their word problems. In Reading we read the story, Helen Keller. This was an interesting biography that helped springboard us into researching our own famous Americans. We wrote what it might feel like to be blind after we did an activity with a partner trying to get them to do something like sit in a chair without talking and with their eyes closed. It was an eye opening experience! This research and subsequent project was worked on this week and will continue into next week. They are excited about their research and are thinking critically about which facts will be included in their reports.

  • The Time Line project  is due Feb. 16th
  • Jumprope for Heart is underway! Please pledge to help at heart.org/jump