I hope all had a nice long weekend! It was a beautiful weekend, and I hope you were all able to get outside and enjoy the weather. The Fall Festival was a lot of fun, and I loved seeing the students having a great time.
We have been studying bats, and today the kids put together a book of bat facts illustrating various facts and making sure their pictures match their words. They were SO quiet (which is kind of rare!), on task, and it showed Ms. Hamilton and I how they really enjoy these types of activities. They did a great job on them and will be taking them home to share with you on Thursday.
In math, we have been working on those number strings again! The problems are getting tougher and the kids are learning to find doubles and multiples of tens to help them solve the problems quicker as we are getting into bigger number. For example, if they have 12+8+4+6, not only should they recognize 6+4 as a combo of ten but also 12+8 equaling twenty. We are also trying to help them get out of the phase of drawing pictures for every problem and learn new strategies. We worked on combinations of doubles plus 1 or minus 1 today and wrote down clues on our cards (for ex: 5+6, 3+4, 7+8). Please practice these with your child to help in fluency of adding and subtraction.