Week of April 24-28
Wednesday- Library- last week to check out
Thursday- Homework/Reading minutes due
Friday- Spring Fiesta at 4:30 here at OPA
May 1-5- Book Fair in the OPA Elementary Library-- BUY ONE GET ONE FREE
Student of the Week
Connor is the the Student of the Week this week. He wants to be a game developer when he grows up. He loves learning about natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, etc. Connor would like to visit the Dr. Seuss restaurant in Colorado someday. He loves playing with Roblox and his dogs. Here is a picture of Connor below.
Students made a Haiku poem about Earth. A Haiku poem comes from Japan. They are usually about nature. Haiku poems consist of 3 lines. The first line and last lines have 5 syllables, and the middle line has 7 syllables. They do not neee to rhyme.
Here is an example of a Haiku.
Later this week we will learn about Cinquain poems. A Cinquain poem is a verse of five lines that do not rhyme.
Here is an example of a Cinquain poem.
In our Book of Knowledge the articles this week are discussing ways of getting around. We learned about Leonardo da Vinci and how he attempted a flying machine. We are also learning about figure skating, skateboarding, paddling a canoe, and Benjamin Franklin making swim fins.
I love doing the Article of the day because it sparks a lot of interest and some great questions from students. Sometimes we don't always have time to research the topic more or answer all the questions from students, so I encourage students to try to find the answer at home and bring it in to share with the class.
We are still working on groups of tens and ones in place value. We are adding numbers within 100 using tens and ones.
Here is an example: 45 + 23 = ?