This week, it was all about apples! We read some great non-fiction books about apples, made our own apple book, wrote facts about apples (to go with our stained glass beauties on the line out front!) and had some fun with an old-fashioned hidden pictures page with an apple orchard. But, we’re not through yet! Next week is Johnny Appleseed’s birthday so we’ll be adding more fun.
In Math, we wrapped up our work on foundational addition skills and are headed into subtraction. We’ll be using a lot of the same practices only subtracting this time (ie: one more/one less, counting back on a number line, and always demonstrating our thinking and our strategies with word problems.
It was great to see all those who could stop by on Back to School night. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule(s) to be there. We think the format was the “just right” mix of time in our rooms, time to ask questions, and time to visit all of our enrichment teachers.
Next week: We will kick off the week talking about Folk Tales including Pecos Bill and Paul Bunyan. This leads into our study of Johnny Appleseed and a fun “apple afternoon” on Thursday to celebrate. This is a fun mini-unit for us, so if you have folk tales that your kiddos love and would like us to read, send them in! We’ll be working our subtraction skills in Math. And, our Social Studies unit is of course, American Folk Heroes.
Hope your weekend was happy, and you’re looking for the cooler (ahem, sub-100) temperatures and rain headed our way this week! 🙂
Important Dates: Mon-Fri. 10/7-11-No School-Fall Break; Fri. 10/18-Grandparents Day; Thurs. 10/24 Pumpkin Day; Thurs. 10/31 Halloween Party in the park,