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October 1st to 5th                          
Reading The Waterfall  
This week we read our last story in our “Off to Adventure” theme.  
The  Waterfall, by Jonathan London, is a realistic fiction story.  A family’s  
backpacking adventure in the mountains leads to the discovery of an amazing  
waterfall- and to an exhilarating climb to the top of it.  The strategy  focus in 
this story is predicting and inferring.  Students will have a  chance to make 
predictions and inferences throughout the story.  Our  comprehension skill for 
this story is cause and effect.  We will also work  on how to thoroughly answer BCRs.    
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Math Unit 2: Algebra, Addition, and Subtraction Number Sense  
This week we continued Unit 2: Algebra, Addition, and Subtraction Number  Sense.  
We learned to add using tens, how to estimate sums in four ways  (front-end, 
compatible numbers, hundreds, and tens), overestimates and  underestimates, 
using tens to subtract, and counting on to subtract.  
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Social Studies What is a Community?  
This week in social studies we labeled continents (and how to correctly  spell them), 
hemispheres, North and South Poles, and the equator on a world  map.   Students 
also were able to describe the role of local government and  citizens in making and 
enforcing laws.   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _   
Happy birthday to our October birthday:  Henna Fraiman (25th)!  Smile 
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 contact me with any questions or concerns through this page or at  
bmarsh@bcps.org.  My students are my priority, and I will do everything 
I can to help them  achieve success and work to their best potential. 
Teaching is a privilege  and a tremendous responsibility. What I try 
to do every day in my class is  be a good listener, to guide instruction 
rather than lecture, and be willing  to use varied approaches to foster 
learning. I also strongly believe in  establishing and maintaining good 
communication with parents. This will  foster a positive learning 
atmosphere in the classroom and will enhance  instruction. 
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