Before we get to the photos, I would like to first try to clear up some confusion about the Fundations packet that still exists. Last week, the students should have just completed Tuesday’s 4 dictated words, Wednesday’s 5 dictated words and Thursday’s sentence on the Week 1 writing grid that is in the back of the packet. If your child did not do them last week, please catch up on them this week. The Week 1 words and sentence are located on the back of the parent letter page on the front of the packet. This week, the children will be doing the Week 2 words and sentence on Tuesday through Thursday. The children should write them on the Week 2 writing grid.
The students were told not to do the remaining worksheets last week because they had not had the in-class lessons they needed to properly understand and complete these worksheets yet. They have now learned about marking the digraphs and open and closed syllables. Tonight’s homework is to complete page 8. Tomorrow, they will be asked to complete page 9 in addition to the 4 dictated words. Wednesday, they will complete page 10 in addition to the 5 dictated words. If your child started these worksheets last week, please have your child go over them and fix any mistakes. The entire completed packet should be ready to pass in on Friday morning.
I hope our C-8 families have a better understanding about the expectations for the at-home packet. Now for some fun photos!
Where in the world are we? Sharing our flipbooks!
The C-8 students completed a Social Studies unit about communities recently. After reading the book, Me on the Map, we created flipbooks that started with our school, Brookside, and went from its street to Dracut, to Massachusetts, to the United States of America, to North America and finally to our planet Earth. Hopefully this hands-on activity helped the children to have a better concept of their place in the world.
Here’s a closeup of one of our flipbooks.
After finishing our Social Studies unit, we moved into our Science unit on . . . DINOSAURS and FOSSILS!
Our friendly dinosaur!!
- We are enjoying learning so much about these interesting extinct creatures by reading these fiction books and non-fiction books.
Check out our new doubles math game!
We are learning our doubles math facts with this doubles math game. The students pair up and chant the doubles while holding up fingers representing the partners.
When they reach 5+5, they “high five” and when they finish with 10 +10, they do a “high ten!” Lots of smiles and giggles disguised the fact that they were learning their facts!
Speaking of math facts, I am proud to announce that we have our first student to complete the Addition level of Xtramath. This means that he was able to complete each of his 100 addition facts in under 3 seconds! He also managed to do this in just 14 days of practice. I think this is a new record! Congratulations Nicholas! I hope he is the first of many C-8 students this year!
Nicholas, Addition Mathematician Extraordinaire!!
P.S. In case you didn’t know, clicking on the photo makes it larger! Hope you enjoyed the photos!