January 11, 2015

Hello Parents!

Happy New Year to you all. We successfully wrapped up our first week of the new year with lots of new learning. Students are busy using new strategies to study characters in books that we read so that we can learn from them. In writing, we did some final editing on our How-To Books and then jumped right in with our new unit, Opinion Writing. And in math, we continued to measure, but more accurately, aiming to all get the same answers now that we are using standard units of measurement. This week, we will begin a new science unit as well. If you’ll remember the last unit was on air and weather. At that point, we learned about and experimented with the properties of a gas. In this unit, we’ll be doing the same with properties of solids and liquids. There will be lots of new vocabulary that we hope you will support at home. Tomorrow, we’ll launch the unit in 1A by studying famous skyscrapers and then attempting to build our own towers using a collection of solids. Maybe the next I.M. Pei will emerge! I’m sure you’ve seen the announcements for conferences and Learning Comes Alive…please email me if you have any questions. Thanks, Lisa

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