October 14, 2015
As a whole group, students read the story Curious George at School last week. We worked on phonic words with the short o sound, while blending phonemes and working on beginning sounds. Digging a little deeper, we focused on our comprehension skills by analyzing the text. We focused on Sequence of Events and carried this into our own writing. Students have been really thinking about the order in which things happen and are learning to use transition words to aid their thinking and writing. First, second, third, next, last, and then are some examples.
Your child should know how to read and write the Word Wall Words each week. Please check with your child to see if he can read the following words from this week: do, sing, find, no, funny, they.
Students took a short quiz on Wednesday assessing their knowledge of all the Word Wall and Spelling Words ;)
I sent home the homework packet Wednesday. We will work with these words next week. This week was too short to work through the whole lesson for Lucia's Neighborhood.
Students are working the the statement, "I can count on and find a missing number." We continue to work in our math workshop journals while also playing many math games to better grasp concepts. Students are also working on using different math strategies to solve problems: using the number line, the numbers chart, cubes, etc.
Ferguson's Apple Orchard
Author Study: Mo Willems
Here are some pictures of the students writing like Mo and then sharing their pieces. Boy did they LOVE drawing that pigeon!
Great Green Run and Roll Assembly
Flashlight Reading Event
Friday, Oct. 30th, 1:45-2:45pm
RSVPs are enabled for this event.