The Buzz in Room 615
Anyway, we did a lot of fun things last week. Below I have some summaries, pictures and videos from some of it. Enjoy! :)
Writing: We began writing using speech bubbles this week. The kids loved it because they could be silly and super creative.
Reading: This week was all about reader's theater again, only with a few more personalized ones. The kids did a great job! Some were a little more embarrassed than others to act their parts out a little, but that's okay. :)
Math: We did a little time traveling this week and went back and began reviewing addition strategies. Our goal in this last unit is to become super fluent with our addition and subtraction facts within 10. After getting the basics out of the way, we'll focus a lot on the speed and ability to use strategies quickly and efficiently.
Science: Our introduction to living and non-living things has been a success! Thanks for reinforcing what we've learned so far at home by doing the homework sheet. It was interesting to see some students' perceptions at first because as adults, it is easy to assume that everyone can tell what is living and what is not. However, that's not the case. They were all quick to catch on, though. We watched a video explaining and giving examples of the two categories, had a couple discussions, and did a quick living/nonliving sort.
Living vs Nonliving Sort
The Week Ahead
Writing: Persusasive writing will begin this week!
Reading: We're starting our final reading unit, as we really take a look at the importance of characters and their roles.
Math: More work with addition strategies and fluency will be done as we continue to practice our facts in a snap.
Science: We'll be taking a look at the different types of living organisms, namely plants and animals. The students will read about, watch videos on, and complete activities depicting the needs of different living things and the differences among them. It should be fun!
Keep an eye out for emails this week with more information about what's going on! :)