The Lower Grades finished a second reader this past week based on the story, The Lazy Gnome. The students wrote sentences and drew pictures following the storyline. We made the various fairies the lazy gnome learned from using wool roving. The children practiced reading their pages daily aloud and to themselves. Many books went home this past Friday to be read at home. Please bring them back the Monday after break. If your child’s book didn’t come home, they can bring it home after break if desired. 😊
The Thanksgiving/ talent show potluck was a success. Thank you to all our families for making it a fun-filled and relaxing event! And a big thank you to the sun for shining!
When we return from Thanksgiving break, we will begin our next math block based on the four processes. Through stories and using manipulative, the children will meet each process (multiplication, division, subtraction and addition). The stories are meant to evoke feelings for how each process works and how they compliment each other. This works through the idea of multiplication making plenty and division helping her to share; Minus gives everything away while addition accumulates and by working in tandem these processes both save and give in balance. We will be using manipulatives to explore each process and recording equations as we go.
Happy Thanksgiving! ❤