We started off the day in the Tech Center where the students are doing some research on ecosystems related to our current theme in the Treasures reading program. As usual, they did a great job and Mr. Riko was extremely helpful.
Back in the room, we checked, corrected and discussed our homework. We also read the main selection for the week from the reader. It concerned reintroducing wolves and elk to national parks. The students found it moderately interesting.
They went to Mr. Pratt for History after recess, and after lunch we read some more of By the Great Horn Spoon! and studied the area of rectangles. We also spent some time with our first grade reading buddies.
Homework: (1) Write spelling words 6-10 five times each. Write one sentence for each word. All this should be in cursive. Also do the spelling jumble activity. (2) Do “Main Idea,” page 279, and “Dictionary,” page 282 in the Practice book. (3) Do the Great Horn Spoon chapter 9 study sheet. (4) Do “Area” on pages 362-363 of the math book. Also do “Perimeter Patterns” on the back of the answer sheet.