Literacy: In Reading Workshop, readers have been scooping up snap words, retelling to ensure comprehension, stopping and jotting to keep track of their thinking, and rolling up their sleeves to solve tricky words. A session of TFK rounded out the week. In word work, the class created sentence buddies, learned about commas in a series, and learned how to alphabetize. Prefixes and suffixes were also introduced. In Writing Workshop, authors focused on writing complete sentences. They added transition words to their pieces, and began putting conversation into their stories with appropriate dialogue tags. Finally, the class created a garden poetry display in the hallway.
Handwriting: Writers practiced printing the letters “a” and “d” using the “Magic c”.
Math: Mathematicians worked with geoboards to create shapes and then divided those shapes into halves, thirds, and fourths. They also wrote and solved subtraction stories. A domino center reinforced some of the principles of addition, while the hundreds chart helped them add and notice patterns. Basic addition fact strategies were practiced and shared. Odd and even numbers were reviewed.
Theme: Students participated in two STEM projects that involved density/buoyancy and aerodynamics. They also learned about leaves and trees.
Miscellaneous: Thank you for joining me in celebrating the many things your child has already accomplished. I enjoyed the conferences. I also wanted to share that we happily welcomed a new student to Room 205 this week!
Our class will visit the YES Book Fair in our library on October 21st from 1:25 to 1:50 and on the 23rd from 2:55 to 3:20. Feel free to come in and join us if you’d like to get in on the Book Fair fun!
October 25th: Community Meeting