Our class has enjoyed several great books this week including: The One and Only Ivan, Dex The Heart of a Hero, and Beautiful. Our focus for this week has been using Stop n' Jots to help recall important information while reading and using strategies to help with solving tricky words. Our class reading stamina was wonderful this week and so we were able to celebrate with a Flashlight Friday reading time.
We are working on writing our second personal narrative, and we have been focusing on adding sensory details to help the reader visualize our stories. Next week we will begin revising and editing our two narratives to make them longer and stronger.
This week we worked on practicing subtraction strategies, and we practiced solving one step word problems. Everyone has also been working on using math talk to explain their mathematical thinking.
We built prototypes of our tools and tested them to see how many “bones" we could recover from a tray of sand in 3 minutes. The students were challenged with leaving as much sand in the bin while retrieving the various shaped bones. I was very impressed with the creativity that was shown while they created their new tools!