Thank you all for the amazing Staff Appreciation Week! The daily acts of kindness made our week extra special. We are looking forward to many exciting events in the next couple of weeks. Theory of Knowledge Projects are due Thursday. We look forward to hearing about an array of topics. Shadow Puppet Performances will take place this Thursday and Friday morning from 8:50 -9:15. A performance schedule was sent home on Tuesday. In addition, it is posted outside our classroom door and on our classroom blog. We are gearing up for a Room 16 Book Exchange. The purpose of the Book Exchange is for children to recommend books to fellow readers and to encourage children to read during the summer. Children have agreed to look in their home libraries to see if they have books they are ready to pass along to other readers. Children will not get their books back but will return home with a few new books. If your child does not have any books that he/she is willing to part with, it is fine. Donating is optional, and we will make sure all students take home books for the summer. A flyer for the Book Exchange went home on Tuesday and is posted outside our classroom door. We will be having an end of the year celebration with our buddy class on June 12 at Berkeley Park. If you’d like to join us or would like to donate ice cream, there is a sign-up sheet outside our classroom door. This week in math we are doing research on the three types of bridges (beam, arch, and suspension). We will learn about the history of bridges and how they are made today. Please bring in recyclables for our bridge construction, we especially need cardboard and toilet paper/paper towel tubes. We will have two homework assignments go home this week – Multiplication Story Problems and Spin and Multiply. Both of these assignments are about multiplying 1- and 2-digit numbers. Our class is familiar with the way to model this on the Base 10 Grids, but in case someone has forgotten (or if you want to support your child while they are working on these activities), here are the steps: Step 1 – Label and draw the dimensions of the array. Step 2 – Fill in the array using lines for 10 strips and dots for units. Step 3 – Show your work for how you find the product. The anchor chart for this process will also be posted on the blog so you and/or your child can refer to it if needed.