Pine Class News
January 31st, 2016
In reading this week we focused on looking for ways that authors help readers to know HOW to read.
Clues that Help Readers Know How to Read:
-Punctuation at the end (. ! ?)
-Punctuation in the middle (, ...)
-Special Print (bold, Italic, BIG)
-dialogue tags (" ")
The Pine class had a great visit with some educators from the New Victory Theater as a follow-up to seeing the Velveteen Rabbit.
For Project Time, Kirsten made a beautiful map showing Brooklyn 400 years ago.
In math we continued to work on problem solving and representing our work with tools and in our new Math Notebooks.
Lots of beautiful sewing!
In writing this week we continued to work on finishing our stories and then going back to revise and add better endings. This coming week we hope to start publishing some of this great work!
Pines created Magnatile structures involving lots of great collaboration!
1/2 group trips make for efficient one-on-one assessment time!
This coming Friday the Sparrows will go to the Brooklyn Museum to see the Coney Island Exhibit and the Chickadees will be at school to crank through the assessments. It is very helpful to have extra adults at school during this time to help with the independent work and on the field trip extra adults are always a plus. So please let us know if you're interested in helping out!