This week our class planted vegetables in our school garden. The children also planted seeds we placed in our grow lab in the Science Room. The children are very excited to watch our plants grow. Our hope is to plant our vegetable starts and send some home too. Thank you Morgan Devine for helping to plant in our garden.
to practice math fact flash cards daily to help your child memorizes
facts 9-18. Each day the children will receive one page of 30 addition
and 30 subtraction math problems. They will be timed for a minute. asked
to draw a line, and finish each page. The children are asked to meet
the third trimester grade level expectation of 20/30 on both the
addition and subtraction Mad Minute. Mad Minutes are not easy in the
beginning, but soon the children will memorize their basic facts and
finish each addition level A1 and subtraction level A4 (sums & differences 9-18).
Your child will soon reach or exceed each trimester expectation.
can assist our child with recognizing and counting coins by helping
your child practice at home. Listed below are ways you can help starting
from the basics.
Sort and Name the Coins - Give your child a
handful of coins. Be sure you have included pennies, nickels, dimes and
quarters. Please have your child place each type of coin in a separate
pile. Ask for the name of each coin.
Compare Values - Lay out a
penny, a nickel, a dime and a quarter. Ask your child to tell you the
value of each coin. For example, a nickel is worth five cents. Ask your
child to tell you which coin is worth the most and the least.
How Many Do You Need?
- If your child seems ready, ask questions such as, "How many pennies
do you need to equal a nickel?" or "How many nickels equal a dime?"
How Much Do I Have?
- This activity is for children who recognize the coins and know the
value of each one. Lay out several coins (start with two, build up to
several). Have your child count coins telling you the total value of the
coins. It is helpful to remind your child to start with the value of
the largest coin and count on. Continue to practice as you go about your
daily life. For example, when out shopping with your child, discuss the
amount you are giving the clerk.
Ag Day - March 14
Leprechaun Traps Due - March 15