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We have enjoyed learning about measurement in math. This week we had a jumping contest and measured our jump distances using meters and centimeters.
We are learning to write persuasive pieces. We know that two places persuasive writing can be found is in opinion articles in the newspaper or in brochures that try to convince people to visit a place. We have gotten the chance to publish our own work in the style of an article and a brochure.
Dan had 4 books. Jessie had 4 more books than Dan. How many books does Jessie have?
Dan had 4 books. Jessie had 8 books. How many more books did Jessie have?
These Rekenreks can only model problems with small numbers, but they have helped us build a foundation for solving similar problems with bigger numbers.
We are learning that prefixes are word chunks that change the meaning of a word. Recognizing these chunks helps us sound out long words and helps us know what they mean.