Ms. MacDougall's Fridge Facts
High Frequency words (cannot be sounded out): come, been, could
This week we had a super hero come to our classroom. Her name is Super Girl Gertie and she loves bossy r. Super Girl Gertie taught us that when a vowel is in right of r, the letter r likes to take over and be the boss. A few examples of some bossy r words are girl, her, and church. Super GIrl Gertie even taught us the e-r,i-r, and u-r song. It is sung to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell.
The readers are also learning about really understanding the words they are reading and using everything they know to get the job quickly. This week the readers will be expected to use both fiction and non-fiction books to understand a new word by looking at the clues in the pictures and to stop and think about the new word. Additionally, the readers will be encouraged to use all the tools they have in their reading strategies "toolkit" to sound out a word quickly.
This afternoon we will also start a project named what did the shape say? Each student will pick a shape that we have learned about and write about its attributes.
The Garden Club from Lexington also came and visited our classroom this week. The class learned about trees and their parts. The parts of the tree discussed were the trunk, branches, roots, and leaves. They students also got to stand up and pretend that they were a tree in a forest or woodland.