Mrs. Franklin's Fabulous Firsties
February 13, 2016
School Work and Snow!
Phonics - Students learned about the sound the /oo/ and /u/ can make as in "book, foot and put". We talked a little about how the /oo/ spelling can also make the sound as in "fool and school". We will revisit that sound in a few weeks. Again, students are expected to ask themselves "Does it sound right? Does it look right?" when trying to read and spell words.
Reading- We began our fourth unit called, "Animals Everywhere". Our essential question is, "How are animals unique?" Students read non-fiction text about a variety of animals in order to determine how they are unique. We read about bats, bees, and fish. During the unit we ask and answer questions, retell key details, and determine reasons why the author states their opinion.
Writing - After researching, students wrote their opinion on which animal is more unique: bees or bats. Students focused on writing opening sentences, supporting their opinion with facts/reasons, and writing a closing sentence.
Another continued focus has been on writing in complete sentences. Please work with your child at home with beginning their sentence with a capital letter and ending with a punctuation mark. Also, with expanding their sentences by adding details that answer who, what, when, where, why or how.
Math and More
Remember, that students can use Dreambox throughout the week/weekend to practice math skills.
Lastly, in social studies, students researched a product and learned about the human and natural resources needed to produce that product, learned about how things have changed over time and then they created their own timeline, and began to learn about clothing, food, and homes that are particular to Maryland.
100th Day Of School!
Lukas E. brings in a sweet snack.
Lexi shows what she looks like now and then when she is 100!
Sasha and Jackson create a bubble gum machine with 100 "bubble gum" dots.
Building with 100 Cups
Caleb, Sara, and Kendall built a super tall structure.
100 Pattern Blocks
Quade and Macey created a picture with 100 pattern blocks.
100 Hershey Kisses
Evie, Cammie and Aiden match 100 Hershey Kisses to their correct spot on a 100s chart.
As always, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions or comments.