Welcome back to school! I know you are all as eager to get back as I am. I imagine there are some mixed feelings; we are all happy to reconnect with friends and new learning, but sad to leave that vacation leisure behind.
We are beginning lots of new units: Mystery Reading, Opinion Writing, and Fractions. I am thrilled about each of these topics! Many--but not all-- of you picked out mystery novels, and the rest will select mysteries to read on Tuesday. In this unit we will be learning about the strategies strong readers use when they read books in this genre. During our writing time we will be discussing opinions, and then building a writing project based on our own individual opinions on various topics. Finally, we will be working on a long fraction unit using Engage New York curriculum. I encourage you to turn to the "Duane" links on YouTube for extra practice, and to print out the homework pages for additional practice 1-2 days a week. You are not required to turn this in, and may choose to practice your fraction skills in other ways, such as Khan Mappers, Moby Max, cooking, construction projects.
From Mrs. Davis:
Rio del Mar Math Festival - Parent Volunteers Needed!Tuesday, February 19thTwo possible volunteer sessions:First Session: 7:55 - 10:35Second Session: 11:35 - 2:10Volunteers will be assisting with classes, grade K-6th, as they filter through the MPR to explore math activities and games.You do not need to teach any math or know the skills, you will be more of a facilitator at a center - cleaning up materials between each class, helping younger students read the directions, etc.If you are interested and can commit to one of the sessions, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a great week, as we ease back in from a fun 3 weeks!