We got outside today!! Yay! Some students even had the opportunity to go sledding during recess. If your child wants to play in the snow or sled at recess, he or she needs to have ALL their gear, snowpants included. We worked on place value this morning in math, building numbers with base-ten blocks. (A "long" is worth ten, and a "cube" is worth one, so a child building the number 53 would show 5 longs and 3 cubes.) We also worked a lot on differentiating between short and long vowel sounds today. Thank you to those who practiced those new long 'a' spelling words at home already! With a short week, plus a possible snow day tomorrow, I may not be formally assessing those spelling words on Friday ... We'll see how the rest of the week goes!