The Buzz in Room 615!
Math: A few new stations were introduced in math in order to practice our number skills from 11 and up. I also worked with students in their small groups on using place value blocks to compose numbers. They seem to really be getting a grasp on the idea of teen numbers. (And above!)
Science: Science began a new unit, which starts off with learning about physical properties of objects. We focused on color, size, shape, and texture. In order to introduce these, we played a lot of guessing games!
After learning about the purposes of lists and making some as a class, the students got to make their own list - an inventory of items in the classroom. They worked on hearing sounds in words in order to write the words on their list. They did an awesome job!
One math station last week was Scoot, a game where problems are posted around the room and the students have to fill out a key to answer all the questions. The theme of this was missing numbers on a number line. They had to figure out what number was missing then write it in the proper box on their paper. It was a great way to get them up and moving while working their brains!
What's In The Bag?
As part of our introduction to physical properties of objects, we learned about texture. I had four "secret" objects in four different bags and everyone got to pass them around and guess what was inside based on the items' textures. They were great scientists, easily figuring out what most of the objects were!
What's In The Bag?
Reading: We will be working on recognizing patterns in books, as well as the frequency of sight words in many different kinds of texts. In addition, we will be learning some strategies to figure out unknown words in a book.
Writing: In writing, we will couple what we're learning in reading and practice writing sentences that have a consistent pattern as well as recognize when the pattern stops/changes.
Math: We will continue with the counting, ordering, composing, and decomposing of numbers 11-20. During stations, students will continue to be challenged with work that fits their needs.
Science/Social Studies: We will be sharing our objects that the students brought in from home, as well as add on a description of texture. After ensuring that the students understand the concept of all of those physical properties, we will be taking a break from the unit to focus more on Thanksgiving! Be on the lookout for an email regarding party information - I don't have it all together yet, but it will be out soon!
Encore Rotations this week:
Monday: Art 1
Friday: Art 2