# World Travelers!

Math

This week, your mathematicians completed their unit on negative and positive numbers and exponents. We used cash and debt cards to reinforce the idea of positive and negative numbers and help with addition and subtraction of those numbers. Students learned to associate terms such as “in the hole”, “down”, and “in the red” with negative numbers. They learned to associate terms such as “in the black”, “in excess of”, and “over” with positive numbers. Your thinkers discovered that subtracting a positive or negative number is the same thing as adding the opposite of that number. This helped as they worked through more difficult subtraction problems.

Greece

As we continue our study of poetry, your poets traveled back in time to Ancient Greece where the epic poem reigned supreme! This week our study of Greece was integrated throughout Reading, Writing, Social Studies, and Art as your learners read myths and nonfiction texts, wrote epic poems, and studied the geography and architecture of Greece. One of our favorite lessons was when we learned the Greek alphabet and wrote our names using only Greek letters. We also took a short lesson in sketching in order to draw an ionic column. Ask your child what they learned about Greece this week!

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