The children came back from vacation well rested and ready to learn. I look forward to a wonderful final stretch, as the end of the year approaches!
Literacy: Recently in reading workshop, the class wrapped up our character unit. They have studied the characters in their books carefully, and have learned how to glean “life lessons” from them, when applicable. We also dove into a Fairytale Unit. The children have identified the patterns of this genre. They’ve also learned how to compare the classics to the “fractured” versions. A session of TFK rounded out the week. In writing workshop, authors wrote book reviews. They wrote summaries, opinions, and recommendations.
Handwriting: The class learned about alliteration. They wrote sentences filled with this literary device.
Math: Mathematicians have embarked on our final Everyday Math unit of study. The class has done a WONDERFUL job this week learning about fractions. They have learned how to read fractions, what a numerator, denominator, and mixed number is, as well as how to make “fair shares”.
Theme: The children completed another Google Expedition. This time we went to the zoo and under the ocean. We also started a unit on matter. The children took a pre-assessment and started to gain understanding about the different states of matter.
Miscellaneous: A message from The Book Fairy Pantry Project Team:
Our goal is to stock the Yarmouth Food Pantry with new or nearly new children's books for children to choose when they access the Food Pantry with their families. Our kickoff meeting with students on May 9th will provide more details, but here are some basics...
*children will be asked to look through their personal book collections and choose up to 5 children's books (from board books on up) they are no longer using
*the books should be in new or nearly new condition
*the books will be collected for a week after our community meeting kick off and will be delivered to the Yarmouth Food Pantry for distribution
May 3rd: Optional Book Order Due (Class On-Line Code: J6YBZ)
May 9th: Book Fairy Pantry Community Meeting at YES