You are invited to be part of our unit in a variety of ways. For example,
- Invite your child to tell you about some of the stories we have been reading.
- Think about and discuss a character's point of view (in books, in movies, or on TV), consider whose side is not heard and what they would say.
- Use the internet, or view magazines or books together to find paintings and other artwork that prompts you to think of a story.
- Talk about the reasons for reading and writing realistic fiction (as an escape, to experience life through someone else's eyes, for enjoyment).
- Share your experiences of stories you have read or heard, and the effects they have had on you.
- Represent, read, and write very large numbers.
- Identify multiples, factors, prime and composite numbers.
- Learn which computation (estimation, mental math, paper and pencil, or technology) is appropriate in a given situation.
- Read, write whole numbers in standard, expanded, and written form.
- Identify and describe multiples and factors to 100.
- Identify and describe composite and prime numbers to 100.
- Use the order of operations.
- Pose and solve multi-step problems.
- Develop an understanding of integers.
- Together, plan the cost of a family outing or trip.
- Help your child find and read really large numbers in newspapers and magazines.
- Encourage your child to estimate the total cost of several items as you shop.
- Explain why students are fascinated with flight and how technologies have changed based on the principles of flight.
- Explain how the forces of thrust, drag, lift and gravity act on living things and constructed devices that fly through the air.
- Construct a working prototype of an aircraft that meets specific performance criteria.