Cantone Community Weekly News
October 31, 2016
This week’s assignments (Due Monday, November 7):
- Cursive “g” and “o” - remember to trace a letter and then write a letter.
- Read for 15 minutes or more every day, including Saturday and Sunday, and record what you read and for how long you read on your Reading Log.
- Play outside, Eat dinner together and have a conversation, Read together
- In math, we are finishing up Topic D where the students are learning to identify whether the quotient represents the number of groups or how many objects in each group. Ask your child to tell you the definition of the word “quotient.” Included in this packet is the explanation for Lesson 13. The children will take a test on Topic D toward the end of the week.
- In science, students are finishing a poster on the storm they researched. Ask your child to tell you some facts about the storm he/she chose.
- In Listening and Learning, we are finishing the chapter of “The Return of Toad.” The children will take a test this week to assess how well they listened to the story. The test will include a true or false portion, a sequencing activity, and some short answer questions.
- On Friday the whole school participated in a STEM day sponsored by Lockheed Martin. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It was an exciting day of learning! The children built circuits with batteries, a motor and a switch that made a propeller fly. They used problem solving skills to build the circuit and determine why it may not have worked. The children also built towers out of pipe cleaners. They worked in groups to build the tower at first talking to each other and using both hands. Then they were limited to using only one hand each without talking. Again, they had to problem solve and communicate without talking. It was interesting to watch them. Another activity was building paper airplanes. The children learned about gravity, thrust, lift, and drag. Our classroom activities included making a catapult out of tongue depressors, spoons, and rubber bands. Then the children launched a variety of objects to see which ones flew the farthest. Later in the afternoon we used iPads to control robots and make them move as we practiced multiplication. The big event was the ,, on the football field! Ask your child what his/her favorite activity was. We are so thankful to Lockheed Martin for this spectacular day.
- We have an opportunity to get free books for our classroom by collecting UPC labels from SunnyD and Fruit2O products. If you use these products, please send in your labels. We need 20 labels before November 30 to get 20 books. See the attached flyer.
- Thank you to the families of Emma V., Emma S., Matty, Tracy, Jaylyn, and Samantha for all the delicious treats for our Halloween Party.