No homework tonight! woohoo.....except study spelling I suppose!
The kids have been working really hard to estimate and subtract! We are still working on it and I hope to be ready to take our place value test on Thursday. We will spend tomorrow reviewing some more and a review page will come home for hw.
We starting brainstorming for a short story today. Our goal is to write a short story (about another person) that contains an attention grabber at the beginning, descriptive words, and dialogue! We just began brainstorming this morning and will continue through the process as the week progresses.
We talked about magnets in science! Today was exploratory in nature and the kids discovered what types of things stick to magnets. As we move on we will get into temporary magnetism, the poles, and electromagnets.
The kids did a really nice job in social studies today! They read about physical and human land features. I'm pleased with their understanding of the features during our lesson :)
Science tests are coming home. This was our first test and we spend a lot of time talking it over! Questions 8 and 9 were looked at by me, but not included in their grade. Explaining things is REALLY hard at this stage and I wanted to see how they did. We went over the answers in great detail! We also reviewed the rest of the test. I was pleased overall with the outcome! We will continue to work on explaining our reasoning using content specific vocabulary so it's clear!