Everyone worked hard throughout the week to write a third personal narrative story independently, applying all they have learned this quarter. I am proud of all of their growth and hard work! Next week, students will choose one of their stories to publish in preparation for our end of unit celebration.
We learned about ways citizens can help their communities. Students filled out graphic organizers showing how they can be good citizens at school, at home, and in the community. We also learned that citizens have both rights and responsibilities. The children have now started a project to show what they have learned in our government unit about identifying and solving community problems. Projects include, Q & A Books, Posters, and Commercials.
This week we learned about solving two-step word problems. Students used many strategies, including writing equations, using bar models, and using number lines. The children are becoming more skilled at reading word problems carefully to identify key words and information that can help them find the answer.
We enjoyed some fun books this week including, Pinduli and Shark Detective. Students have continued to practice asking “thick” questions (those that require more thinking or inferring) while they read, as well as after they finish books. We have also started to learn about story elements, with our first focus being on naming the setting of the story.