Elm Class Update
New York News Compass
This week in the Elm Class (as told by Elm students)
We are working on projects about how Brooklyn was 400 years ago.
We are trying to build a train station.
Kids are making signs for the bathroom.
We are talking about feelings in reading.After word study we always play "Guess My Word".
We are working on BIG things for exploration.
Sometimes we work with Paul for making something like a model for exploration.
Dramatic play is doing a really fun thing. We are making a castle with beds that are a fort. Chairs are big beds.
We made a train station in the block area. We put a bridge across. We also made trains coming through with cardboard.
We will continue this work next week as well as explore the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Partnerships practiced retelling what happened by saying "first... then... next... after... finally...".
Students made predictions by asking themselves, "What might happen next?"
Parters reread their book together and noticed new details.
We also introduced characters to their partner by telling them a few big ideas about the character.
Partnerships also work on rereading together and change their voices to sound like the characters in their text.
We can also show their feelings with our whole bodies and act like the characters.
At home, you can practice being reading partners together and choose from the menu together.
At home, you can continue to note events or moments that could be a story. Second graders can add these ideas to their tiny topic notebooks as soon as we get to school!
This coming week we will begin to plan and create a large model of Brooklyn that shows the physical features of this area during the time of the Lenape.
Trip to the New Victory Theater
Thursday, Jan. 21st, 9am-1:30pm
209 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
We would love to have some family members join us for this trip. Please let us know if you are interested.