Ms. Udelhofen Newsletter
September 28, 2018
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I can’t believe it’s the end of September already! Wow! We’ve covered so much in just a few short weeks. Here are some highlights from our classroom:
3rd Graders have jumped into making connections between repeated addition and multiplication. We will continue building arrays and creating fact families to help us get more acquainted with multiplication.
4th Graders are focusing more on using strategies to solve multi-digit multiplication and division equations. So far they’ve been working very diligently to show off their skills.
We started crafting creepy Halloween stories in writing this week. We’re focusing on adding descriptive verbs and adjectives to our writing to make it more interesting.
In Science, we’ve been learning about the life cycle of a plant and how bees help us to pollinate and make new seeds! We’re also going to learn about the difference between a fruit and a vegetable next week!
In Social Studies, we have started our unit on Native Americans. We are learning about the Abenaki tribe and how they survived off the land. I’m looking forward to teaching the kids about the bartering system, too!
Reading has been a fun journey thus far! We will be learning a lot about the main idea and supporting details in the next couple of weeks. Some students will also be focusing on becoming more fluent readers while others will focus more on comprehension. Reading groups will be mixed and matched throughout the year to support individual student needs.
The Book Fair is open! Our class will be able to look at the books on Monday during Library time. The fair will end after Open House is finished on October 4th.
Join us for Open House on October 4th from 6:00-7:30. My classroom will be open from 6:15-7:00 so you can come meet me and see what we’ve been working on. Please review the schedule Mrs. Prileson sent out in your child’s homework folder today for more detailed information. I look forward to seeing you all!