Math worksheets have been requested. What the worksheets are doing are allowing them to build confidence in the mastery of skills. They could of had a number of new math lessons by now, but they have chosen to do a great big review. I appreciate them not wanting to rush or move on too quickly. This also allows me to prepare the material, study presentations and be ready for the next move. Using the worksheets can also be a way for me to see if they have moved from concrete to abstract with the presentations in math that have already be given.
The Houdini Box by Brian Sielznick is quite funny and we are almost done reading this short novel. Learning lots about Houdini !! Ken and DJ had a debate about Harry Houdini, Ken thought he was a cartoon character. Of course DJ had lots of information to support that yes Houdini was a real person. I was impressed with all the information he has retained during his reading time.