Thursday, February 16

                                       Thursday, February 16, 2016

Happy Portfolio Night, Families!

            This week we wrapped up our unit: Who We Are in Place and Time. We are transitioning our thinking about past and present to one of the main inquiries about changing artifacts. Why do we have lamps instead of candles? Why do we plug in an iron, and they didn’t in the past? Why do you have to charge a computer but not a typewriter? We will answer that question in the coming 2 weeks when we study: Electricity!

We had a busy week celebrating Valentine’s Day, the 100th Day of school, and preparing for Portfolio Night. We also continued a study of important African-Americans, such as Ruby Bridges and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We are learning about nonfiction features, and comparing informational texts. We will be continuing this set of sight words for the next 2 weeks, as we did not have much time to practice this week:

get     go       has     her      him     into    its        like     long   look

In math this week, we practiced adding tens and ones and comparing the results. We looked at the patterns of problems like:

3 + 4 = ___

30 + 40 = ___

30 + 4 = ___

Your student should be able to represent the ones with circles, the tens with ten-sticks and solve fairly quickly based on their understanding of place value! We will be finishing this unit in the next 2 weeks, as we take next week to review what we know about place value, and then take the unit test.


Tonight is Portfolio Night!

Your student has been preparing their best work and making sure the room is spiffed up for your visit! You are welcome to come any time from 4-7pm!

See you tonight!

There is no school on Friday or Monday!

Portfolio Night

Thursday, February 16, 4-7pm

No School

(Conferences: 7-11:00am)

Friday, February 17

No School (President’s Day)

Monday, February 20


As always, if you have any questions, feel free to call, email, or send a note.

Tiffany Renando             


phone at Bancroft: 612-668-3550