Team Austin 1A
January 4, 2016
Interactive read alouds:
Kate and the Beanstalk
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (2 versions)
Falling for Rapunzel
characteristics of fairy tales
retelling a story including details (practice for mid-year reading assessments)
beautiful language an author uses
higher level thinking in responding to books
We are going to have to wrap this up this week and select one poem to publish to the bulletin board in the hallway. I wish I could clone myself to conference with more people at one time!
Word Work: u-e (2 sounds: long u and /oo/) high frequency words her, would, make
We WILL test on Friday. Please continue to review at home. Sentence dictation will begin in the third nine weeks, rather than me just calling out a list of words.
putting groups together
adding in any order
making a quick ten
counting groups of pennies, nickels and dimes
comparing coin values (ex. 2 nickels = 1 dime)
what coin is missing to make an amount total
Social Studies / Science
Economics / School expectations
Kahoot survey for discussion ex. Would you rather work longer hours and have more money or work less but have less money?
After a break and with the beginning of the new year it is always important to spend some time reviewing expectations. We'll be reinforcing those and introducing the idea of goal planning.
Happy 2016! It's hard to believe we are beginning the new year and the second nine weeks is coming to a close on January 15. I know it will take a few days for everyone to get back in the swing of things, but we will hit the ground running this week!
Thank you again to our wonderful room mothers for planning such a fun winter party before the break and to everyone that sent in items for the snacks or craft supplies. We appreciate you! Thank you for the lovely class gift of the Brighton cuff bracelet and gift card to Barnes and Noble. I used it to buy the new book for my book club!