End of First Quarter

Wow!  Where has the time gone?  I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile…we’ve been busy finishing a couple different projects while also finishing our strategy booklet.  Drawing a picture is an effective strategy for all sorts of problems.  We found that after drawing a picture, other patterns surfaced like patterns and organized lists.  When have you used the strategy of drawing a picture to solve a problem?  Let us know by leaving a comment!


Students  have been working on Wordly Wise for vocabulary development.  Have you noticed them using any of the words in conversation?  Students created vocabulary videos using Explain Everything (app on the iPad) or Keynote.  Here are a couple different videos:



Students also created math problems.  Some used Explain Everything and others used Keynote.  We are sharing our problems with some students in Wisconsin using Google Drive and they will be providing problems for us to solve.  Can you solve these problems?



I’m hoping to make it to most of the conferences scheduled for this week, but I may not make it to all of them.  If I don’t make it to your child’s conference, I will call you and we can either have a phone conference or schedule another time to meet.

I’ve had such a great time working with your children 1st quarter.  Our 2nd quarter concept will be communication and we will be spending some time on literary devices and writing while continuing our vocabulary development with Wordly Wise.  We will also start Math Olympiads in November.  Stay tuned for more information!

Have a great week!

6 thoughts on “End of First Quarter

  1. I think that we should do a biography sometime second quarter. I wish we could’ve done this during first quarter, but I felt like we were busy so I didn’t bother asking. If we do end up doing a biography, can we be aloud to pick our subject? I would love to do one on Laura Ingalls wilder, the author of the Little House on the Prairie series.

  2. What type of math will we do in the math olympiad? I would like to know so I can prepare. Also, when will we get the Keynote math problems from the kids in Wisconsin? I would like to see what they created in Google Drive. I like the working on the wordly wise, because I learn new words that are more like adult words. I like knowing words like that.

  3. Yes the quarter felt like it went fast but it was interesting.I really liked doing the job choices on the computer with the programing.But I’d like to go on more field trips,not only E.Y seminars but somewhere where we could se patterns in art or in pelts of animal skin.

    1. I agree with Jordan. It would be cool if we could go on a field trip looking all around for patterns. Didn’t we focus on patterns at a point in first quarter? Wow, the quarter has gone by so fast that I already am forgetting the beginning. How’s the music field trip coming Mrs. Spady? Im looking forward to so many things in second quarter.

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