Throughout the third quarter our class will be working on writing informational books. This week we explored several great nonfiction books. Then we planned our out first book complete with a table of contents, planning across the pages, an introduction, and drafts of our first two chapters.
This week in reading one of our focuses was improving upon our reading fluency. We enjoyed watching a music video from Flowcabulary that reminded us that we do not want to read like a robot, but instead we want to read with expression. I modeled this during my mini lessons as I read Pig the Pug books to our class.
Now we are learning how to subtract 3 digit numbers. Our first lesson taught us how to use mental math to quickly subtract problems like 500-200 or 700-400. This can be a challenging chapter because we will move on to problems that involve double regrouping. Any extra practice at home with subtraction is appreciated.
We are continuing our study of different Native American regions. So far we have learned about Native Americans of the the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, and the Plains. For our next upcoming social studies project based learning activity our class is in need of shoe boxes. If you have any extras, please send them in. Thank you!