This week we practiced how to think about how information is connected across books. We also worked on finding, thinking, and talking about what is the same and what is different while exploring nonfiction books. Locating text evidence has been one way we have encouraged the students to dive deeper into their nonfiction reading.
We have been using the knowledge that we have gained from our nonfiction read alouds to write our own stories. Our class has been using the writing process to draft, edit, and revise our nonfiction stories. Everyone has selected their own topics, and then they wrote a booklet that is filled with factual information.
Addition and subtraction with two-digit numbers is the most recent unit that we are working on. If your child is having difficulty with adding and subtracting the math facts 0-20, one resource you can check out is xtramath.com. Your child can access this resource by going to Clever.
We used the engineering design process to build and test windbreaks. Our goal was to create a windbreak that would help stop wind erosion. This was a lot of fun, and everyone came up with some really creative ideas!