Mrs. Salamon’s Stuff
March 26-30, 2012
Reading and Writing
*read the book Silent Letters Loud and Clear to learn about why silent letters are important
*read more versions of Cinderella from around the world including Africa, the Caribbean, and China
*compared Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters and Cendrillon with a Venn Diagram
*wrote an opinion piece about which Cinderella version we liked best and why
*did a “making word” activity with the letters in “leprechaun”
*practiced our silent letter spelling words with up to 9 various activities in Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe!
*reviewed the names and values of coins
*practiced using different coins to make the same values
*played “Coin Top-It” with a partner where we practiced determining which coin amounts were greater
*played “Spinning for Money” where we practiced exchanging smaller coins for larger coins and dollar bills
*learned how to round with a fun rounding chant!
*practiced rounding/estimating with “Shopping” and an “Up or Down?” rounding game
*reviewed how to use a compass rose and the directions North, South, East, and West
*introduced map keys and why and how we use them
*made our own maps and map keys to locate our Cinderella stories around the world
*continued to learn about weather and how it affects the world around us
*worked in teams to write a weather prediction
*videotaped our weather forecasts
-Spring Break: April 2-9
-No school Monday, April 9 (Easter Monday)
-DC CAS April 17-19 -- regular attendance is strongly encouraged. Please avoid tardies if possible.