We released our salmon into the Willamette River on Monday. I’ve really enjoyed having them in the classroom and watching them go through the process of hatching from the eggs and into 1 1/2 inch fish that will hopefully return to our area sometime in the next few years. Last week we read a book about salmon being an important part of the food cycle.
We are continuing our Oregon project this week. Your child should have brought home a paper on Monday asking them to write a paragraph about three notable Oregonians. This part of the project is due this Friday, Dec. 17.
Our field trip to Imago Theater is on Thursday. Note that our class will need to arrive at school at 8:15 a.m. in order to catch the TriMet bus. We will be back by lunch, so no special arrangements need be made.
In Writing, most students are finished with their rewriting of Tom Paxton’s song “The Marvelous Toy.” We focused on telling the story in prose rather than poetry using our own words.
My Math group is working on fractions. Look for opportunities around the house to see how fractions are used in daily life. Cooking is a great example. Cutting a recipe in half, or my favorite, doubling a recipe, are good ways of getting practical experience using fractions and multiplication. Speaking of multiplication, keep reviewing those facts up to the 10s. The math packet for this week is due on Friday.
Our second-grade buddies came in last week and joined us for a short singalong. They’ll be back this Friday at 12:30. Feel free to drop by around that time if you’d like to join in.
I wish everybody a marvelous two weeks off. Keep reading! Cross your fingers for snow.