Monday, 17 October 2016

Circtastic

We had such an exciting start to our week! Performer Robin Chestnut showed off his amazing juggling, coordination and balance skills, inspiring many of us to try and duplicate what we had seen.


Robin about to balance a shoe on his face.


Attempting the same trick!


Newly formed "circtastic" group....part circus stunts, part gymnastics, all fantastic!

Tomorrow morning we have an assembly at 9 am we would love for you to join us at.

This week we will be looking at the wants and needs of humans and animals, and comparing and contrasting them.

In Math, we will continue to work on patterns, representing numbers, counting and problem solving. Looking for some quick activities to work on skills at home?? Try counting! This is an easy activity with no supplies needed and can be done anywhere, in the line at the grocery store, driving in the car, or even while washing your hands.

Grade 2's can start off counting forward and backwards to 100. Start off by 1's, then move on to skip counting by 2's, 5's and 10's starting at multiples of those numbers. Take turns with your child to model correct counting.

Grade 3's can start in the hundreds, and when ready for a challenge skip count by 2's, 5's and 10's at nonmultiples.

Another idea is to make flash cards with your child on addiction and subtraction facts to 12 (grade 2) and to 18 (grade 3). Then use these for just a few minutes a couple of times a week to practice and reinforce mental math fact fluency. These skills are so important do that students are more easily able to solve 2 and 3 digit addition facts as the school year progresses. 


 


 


 

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