Monthly Classroom Activities
back to school
August/September 2017
We are looking forward to a great start to our school year. We will soon begin our reading and math assessments. In math we will be learning about place value, including even and odd, greater than and less than, and hundreds, tens, and ones. In ELA we will focus on retelling, character traits, and learn new grammar skills. 

 This October we have learned about bats and spiders. We studied how things were in the past and were quite amazed families did not have running water or bathrooms in their homes. Along with learning about the differences between Then and Now, we read about making butter. This went right along with our Science Unit on matter. We explored solids, liquids, and gases. We saw how matter could change with heat or force as we shook our jar to turn cream into butter. Of course we had to sample our experiment. In science we also discussed the water cycle and did an experiment with jars to show evaporation and condensation. Ask you child to sing the water cycle song to you and explain each part. We're still singing it some days even though we have wrapped up that study. 

October is also Fire Prevention month so we learned many things about fire safety. We drew our plan to get out of our homes and discussed having a meeting place in case of an emergency. New Hope Volunteer Fire Department came out and we went through stations learning about their jobs and the tools they use to fight fires and other emergencies. Everyone had a chance to spray the fire hose.

 It has been a busy month and a busy first nine weeks. Look for report cards on Nov. 3. Remember to continue to check Class Dojo as I post many videos and pictures so you can see the things we are doing in our classroom.