Writing: Students have been continuing to work on their 3-page stories. This week we discussed sharing story ideas with a partner prior to writing. Sharing allows the children time to plan their story out ahead time, which helps them to be productive throughout Writer's Workshop.
Word Work: We have been dotting and dashing our names, thinking about each sound and counting them. When one letter makes one sound we draw a dot under that letter. When two or more letters make one sound we draw a dash under those letters. Sometimes we don't agree when we are listening to sounds and thats okay! We've talked about how sometimes names and words are pronounced differently depending on our accents. When this happens, we show both ways.
Students are learning how to find a part when they already know one part and the whole number. Below is a picture of our student teacher, Hannah, sharing a story problem with the children.
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Share: Many students have asked to share toys from home. We would like to dedicate some time each week for children to share, but we ask that they come in with artifacts (pictures, books, stories, awards) not toys. We will send out a share schedule early next week giving more information.