We're packing our learning into 4 days this week. Friday the 13th is an in service day for teachers. No school for students.
This week we learned how to multiply and add fractions. We're also finding combinations that add up to 385. Example: Number of days in a year + 20 = 385, or 1/2 of 770.
As part of our informational reading and writing unit, we're learning cool facts about animals. Do you know why elephants are so big? They eat 300 pounds of plants every day. That's a lot of leaves.
Most of us have written introductions to our expert books. These books are a way for us to share our knowledge about subjects we know a lot about. Ben will offer tips on how to care for pet fish. Zach is writing about soccer.
We've been checking out sound websites on the internet. This week we learned that elephants use infrasound, low frequency sound below the range of human hearing, to communicate with one another. We are also practicing "getting the gist" when we read non fiction texts.
THIS WEEK'S SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS
Sadly, the New England Revolution lost their first game of the season.
Tuuka Rask of the Bruins gets a birthday win against the Senators.
The Celtics are on a 4 game winning streak. They beat the Grizzlies 95-92.
The Patriots are trading Darel Revis and Vince Wilfork.
The Redsox are 6-2 in spring training.
Also, David Ortiz "Big Papi" announced he will retire at the end of next year.
We have a new student named Owen who just moved here from Florida.
We said goodbye to Elijah
P.S if you are reading this Elijah we miss you!
Noah celebrated his 9th birthday, with dinasour drawings.
Good luck Yarmouth kids who are participating in Yarmouth's Got Talent!
Gordon Corbett, who was Mr. Abbott's science teacher back in the day, will join us on Tuesday and Friday to talk about sound and light waves. This will be fun!
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