Literacy: In Reading Workshop, readers used all of their strategies for decoding and comprehending to unlock tricky words. Once they knew the word, they practiced rereading it like an expert. Partners read big books together and learned how to effectively share their learning with each other. The class also identified different text features in their books. During technology time, Mrs. Wolinsky introduced the new app Tumblebooks to the class. A session of TFK rounded out the week. In Writing Workshop, authors used what they’d learned about Native Americans to write a story. They focused on describing the setting, character, problem and solution.
Handwriting: Writers focused on the correct formation of the letter “q”. They also wrote words with Latin and Greek prefixes and roots like submarine, tricycle, and microscope.
Math: Mathematicians worked on various money tasks. They reviewed coin value equivalencies, played Spinning for Money, and learned how to make change.
Theme: The class made Native American mind maps.
Miscellaneous: Mrs. Thomson came in and did a hand washing workshop with us on Thursday.
January 18th: Winter Reading Celebration at HMS with our 6th grade friends. (We’ll walk to the middle school in the morning, participate in various reading activities, and return by snack time.)
January 21st: No School