Friday, September 25, 2020

September 25th

Reading & Writing: Stop, Think, and Retell was one of our focuses for our reading lessons this week. This helps to ensure that everyone is comprehending what they are reading. During writing time our class has been working on the drafting stage of the writing process. We have been zooming in to provide details to make our small moment stories longer and stronger.

Math: Throughout chapter one we have been learning all about strategies to help solve addition and subtraction problems using numbers 1-20. Some of the strategies we have learned about include: using number lines, doubles facts, near doubles facts, related facts (with part part whole), and more.

Science: We have explored many good books, such as, Digging Up Dinosaurs and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins. These books helped us to learn about the process of piecing together dinosaur skeletons and models. This week we predicted which dinosaurs our bones most likely went with, we measured and compared our dinosaur bones, and we worked with our partners at a safe distance to discuss our findings.


Recess Fun!

Friday, September 18, 2020

September 18th

Science: This week we have been learning about how scientists use different tools along with scientific thinking. We inquired, made observations, documented our thinking in our science journals, and we made discoveries. Ask your child about "digging up dinosaur bones" to find out more.

Math: This week we finished learning about strategies for solving addition facts 0-20. Now are reviewing strategies for solving subtraction facts 0-20. 

Reading & Writing: We enjoyed several great read alouds this week including The Dot. After we read the book, everyone decided to write their own special message to spread kindness and encouragement on a card that they created using dots. This week we also learned about the importance of planning out a personal narrative. We stretched out a small moment by writing ideas at the tops of our pages and then we added quick sketches to help remember the details. 

Our reading groups are up and running, and this week we learned about how we are going to use our reading journals. We also read and discussed our reading group books.

Outdoor Recess Fun

Friday, September 11, 2020