## Monday, April 23, 2012

### Spring has sprung!

Spring has definitely sprung in our classroom.  It might not feel like it outside, but within our classroom we are ready for the warm weather and to be outside.  Please remind your child that they need to be respectful of everyone's learning in the classroom, by listening and following directions at all times.  We have a lot of outside conversations going on during instruction and this is causing some problems with other students.  We still have six weeks of school left and there is a lot of learning to be done.  Thank you for your help.

Morning Journal:  Yesterday was Earth day!  Imagine that you are charged with saving the Earth.  Describe your adventure and how you would save the Earth.

Morning Math:  Place Value, Subtraction word problem, addition, subtraction, multiplication, two-dimensional figures.

Math:  FRACTIONS!!  Today we learned how to find a fractional part of a set.  For example: 1/3 of 9.  You would take the whole number 9 and divide by 3, take the answer 3 and multiply it by the numerator.  1/3 of 9=3.

Imagine It:  This week we are applying our skills and strategies to a fiction passage.  It is an old Chinese fairy tale about learning to respect others.

Foundation for Respectability Program is tomorrow night at 7:00pm.