Sunday, March 11, 2012

Trimester Three

Math:  We are currently working on measuring. We have discussed the importance of standard units and measured using yards, feet, inches, decimeters and centimeters. This week we will learn about perimeter. This spring we will  focus on telling time to the five minutes and distinguish between a.m. and p.m. Counting and creating coin combinations will also be a skill that we will work on. Be sure to keep practicing math facts at home.

Reading: We will continue to work on our comprehension and fluency. The best way for your child to become a better reader is to read. Please make sure you are encouraging them to read every day at home. They should be filling out their reading logs and returning them every Friday morning. As your child reads take a moment to listen and ask them questions or to retell the story to you. The sight words are very important to be practicing at home. Many kids have brought back their booklets that I sent home at conferences. A few have brought back more than one and our top sight word reader just took home the 700 list!

Social Studies: This month we will be learning about maps. Our study will begin with the compass rose and then we will learn about the continents, oceans, and our country. The end of the unit will focus on our state. The kids will learn to draw the outlines of our country and state. I'm always amazed at how well they do!

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