Literacy: In Reading Workshop, readers worked on checking and rereading when something doesn’t make sense or sound right. Readers also worked on retelling a story and noticed how many authors make everything click together at the end of a book. In word work, the class worked with onsets and rhymes. They also did a lot of work with short and long vowel i words. In Writing Workshop, authors learned the art of peer conferencing. They continued to notice an author’s powerful craft move and tried it out in their own writing. Using descriptive and precise words was a focus this week, as well.
Handwriting: Writers practiced printing the letters y and j. They also continued to work on correctly forming their numbers. Finally, they wrote singular and plural forms of a word.
Math: Mathematicians have made some great gains in the area of subtraction. They have learned several strategies like Think Addition, Friendly Tens, Doubles, Fact Families, Counting Up and Counting Back. The class also identified number patterns using “Guess My Rule” diagrams.
Theme: The children in Room 205 became cartographers this week. They learned more about maps and created their own map of an imaginary island country.
Miscellaneous: We had our first mindful moment with Erica Marcus on Thursday. Ms. M will be visiting our classroom each week, for the next six weeks, to give children mindful tools and strategies.
November 12th: No School
November 13th: World of Change Presentation and Art Museum Field Trip with Mrs. Higgison and Ms. Agell
November 14th: I will be at a math conference in Freeport for most of the day.
November 15th: Junior Achievement: Our Community
November 16th: Yarmouth Bus Tour Field Trip