This week will involve a lot of Science! With Weather we will explore:
What will the weather be like on your birthday?
How do you walk barefoot across hot pavement?
Next up: Kinds of forces - What is motion? Is it possible to protect a mountain town from falling rocks? We will investigate how pushes can change the speed and direction of falling objects. Your children will design and test a solution to protect their town and buildings from falling rocks.
Then it’s on to Sounds. We will investigate sounds as a source of sound effects for movies. We will be finishing up the week exploring the sounds made by different kinds of instruments. We will discover what happens when vibrations start—and when they stop.
Our Wonders program will stretch over the next two weeks (beginning on Wednesday of this week). Our Essential Question is: What buildings do you know? What are they made of? Our phonics focus is short vowel Uu. The spelling words for the week are:
run, fun, nut, cut, bug, rug, - - could, one
The spelling words will not go home until Wednesday – and the spelling test will not happen until the following Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - - just before the Thanksgiving break.
Our Wonders program will expose us to singular and plural nouns as well as contractions. Having the extra days on these concepts will help a lot.
Has your child told you about Frames and Arrows? Frames and Arrows represent a number sequence, which is a list of numbers that follow a rule. Sometimes the rule is given. This week we will learn how to figure out the number sequence when the rule is not given. Our calculators will come out again as we learn how to program them with a counting sequence that doesn’t start at 1.
Between the excitement of Halloween, a full moon, and the time change we have found that there has been difficulty following routines and maintaining expected behaviors. Hopefully last Friday’s day off will help to get everyone back on track.
A notice went home last Friday about the upcoming Evacuation Drill. This will occur on Wednesday morning.