First, thank you all so much for helping us with our force and motion construction project. The students explored the concepts we researched in our force and motion unit, for example: friction, types of surfaces, speed, and motion along a straight, zig-zag, or circular path. In addition, the children had the opportunity to work as a member of a small team. They had to compromise, take turns, and use their words to solve problems together. I wish I had taken a picture of their faces when I first explained the assignment. Their excitement was priceless!
Second, the children celebrated their work as writers in small sharing circles. With a class our size, it is not reasonable to ask the children to maintain their attention so that all students have a turn to read to the class. However, it is important that the children do share their writing aloud with others. Small sharing circles is one way we celebrate our work. Please enjoy the slideshow below of our sharing time.
Finally, please allow your child some time on the computer to log in to reflexmath.com to get some practice with math fact fluency. When your child has demonstrated measured progress with a certain fact, the small circle in the top right corner will turn green. This green light indicates that your child can exit the program without losing any progress.
Thank you, again, and I hope you continue to enjoy the break!