In reading we are exploring the essential question:  How do our actions influence our lives?  Through a study of characters and how their actions shape stories we are gaining insight into this question.  

We began a new math unit on Monday.  The unit Equal Groups is an introduction to multiplication and division.  The students are very excited to improve their skills.  Please encourage them at home by practicing their multiplication tables with them.  Skip counting by 2's, 3's, 4's etc., and flash cards are great ways to practice.

In science we are continuing to observe the night sky and will move our focus to stars and constellations.

Please continue to read at home for 20 minutes at least 5 times a week.  

We are working on publishing a fable. Students are using Google docs to type and edit their work.

Finally with winter weather here please be sure to have warm outdoor clothes for recess each day.