Friday, February 8, 2019

Muddy Waters

Greetings!

We're up and running with Seesaw! This week, we learned a lot about how the platform's functions. Next week, the kids will do more of their own posting. So give us a couple weeks to get Seesaw savvy. So far so good. 

DIY

We learned about water filtration by making water filters with charcoal, sand, grass, and stones. 




Muddy Waters

The filters worked! even if the water was not immediately potable. 
















100th Day of School

Most of you saw in Seesaw how the kids had lots of fun interactions with number 100. 













IXL

We're busy learning how and when to use division. Suggested IXL Math practice this week is section L.5 and L.7. For language arts, the kids read to discern an author's purpose. IXL Language Arts section B.2 would further exercise this skill. 

Assembly

Third grade will host an ES assembly this Thursday morning from 7:30 to about 7:50 A.M.  Our theme is water, of course. If you can't come by, look for images or video on Seesaw.

That's it for this week's blog. 

Enjoy your weekend,
Don

Friday, February 1, 2019

Seesaw


Greetings!

Seesaw

We've started using Seesaw to allow your child to share school happenings with you instantly. It's basically WhatsApp for school-related moments. I am sure you will like Seesaw.

Here's what you will see the first time you log-in, and I will help you download the app at the International Fair or through a QR code I will email out this weekend. No worries. 


Why Seesaw?


Cool, right?

The weekly blog will still exist so on to this week's:

Dividing OREOs


The kids were challenged to divide two boxes among themselves (on paper first) in equal amounts. 





And with success all around, they did more practice with two cookies each and too many left over for my diet. Yikes!  



IXL Math 

Since we have started division, any elective work at home in IXL Math sections I, J or K would be helpful. 

Wacky Reading


This book drives home the idea that no pictures are needed to see a story. Once we finish Wayside School the kids will creatively write themselves in the story. 

You might ask about some of the characters, settings, problems or solutions that we have seen at Wayside School so far. 

Enjoy your weekend!
Don