Monday, October 3, 2016

Going Strong!

Parent Updates

  • Don't forget to return poem notebooks to school
  • Please send the red home/school folder to school everyday
  • No school October 10th:  Columbus Day
  • No school October 12th:  Yom Kippur
Language Arts

  • Continued learning different centers:  listening center, word work center and many more
  • Completed reviewing the consonants with v, x, y & z
  • Began learning how to "tap to read" & "tap to spell" with short vowel (CVC) words
  • Learned how to "frame our thought" with a capital and end mark
  • Continued writing small moment stories; learned to write "seed stories" not "watermelon stories"
  • Learned how writing partners can help plan and revise our stories
  • Finished "My Father's Dragon" and began "Elmer and the Dragon"

  • Continued working on "Add To", "Put Together" and "Both Addend Unknown" story problems
  • Began working with "Take From" story problems
  • Continued to work on ways to show our thinking
  • Began focusing on strategies for solving addition problems.  Our first strategy is counting on; using numbers and number lines
  • Used legos to show counting on                 

Social Studies

  • Talked about "expected" and "unexpected" behaviors and how it makes people around us feel
  • Read scholastic news magazines on "friends" and author "Kevin Henkes"

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