Mrs. Salamon’s Stuff
April 10 - 13, 2012
Reading and Writing
*learned how to use context clues to understand the meaning of words we don’t know
*read “Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal,” a retelling of Cinderella that incorporates many different cultural versions
*did a “making words” activity with the letters in “detective”
*practiced our –UST spelling words with up to 9 various activities in Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe!
*practiced adding coins and whole dollars
*played a part-part total shopping game where we practiced adding whole numbers of money
*learned how to write money amounts with decimal notation
*practiced adding money amounts with a calculator
*reviewed fractions for the CAS next week with an activity using our own names
*reviewed how to use a compass rose and the directions North, South, East, and West
*learned about map symbols
*practiced identifying map symbols on a map and creating our own map symbols
*began our habitat unit
*working to identify the five essential aspects of a given habitat starting with our own
-No school Monday, April 16, in observance of DC Emancipation Day.
-DC CAS is next week, April 17, 18, & 19. We will begin promptly at 9:30 - please be on time! If an absence is unavoidable, please call the office to notify us in addition to emailing me.
-Class Book Fair Visit: Wednesday May 2, 11-11:25
-Be on the lookout for a permission slip for our upcoming fieldtrip to the National Building Museum, Friday, May 18!