Writing- You've probably heard by now, but we are writing Fairy Tale Adaptations in Writing right now... how cool!!!! Your children are enjoying using their creative minds to make a change to a popular fairy tale (along with "domino changes" so their story fits together and makes sense) I can't wait to see the finished products :)
Math- We are continuing Unit 5, now working primarily on Two-Step Problems. Your child should be able to read a two-step word problem and write it as a two-step expression. For example:
- The Hillside bus had 14 passengers. When it stopped, 5 people got off and 8 people got on. How many people are riding the Hillside bus now?
- Expression: (14-5)+8 <-- this shows the first step in the parenthesis. Students should then ask themselves 'what do I need to do next?' to find the next part of the expression.
- Solution: 17 passengers <--Don't forget the label!
Science- We are just starting Chapter 12: Forces and Motion for our Physical Science Unit. I will attach the newsletter to the Science page as well as send it out in an email. I will also post the Bill Nye video we watched to introduce our class to this new topic. We love Bill Nye!