# Room 103 News

### We are 90 days smarter!!!

We are reading informational texts on penguins. We are learning new vocabulary and doing research for our informational penguin reports.

## Fundations

We are finishing Unit 7 today. In unit 8 we will be learning about consonant blends and digraph blends. (st, bl, shr, st, nch) We will also be blending, reading and spelling words with up to four sounds. The r-controlled vowel sounds will also be explored( ar,or,er,ir,ur).

## Math

We are learning our double facts. Here are some double fact songs that we are using: .http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5692c671a227b http://safeshare.tv/v/ss5692c6f2c0ed8

We will also be working on double plus 1 facts. Students are learning different addition strategies such as, using a number line, doubles and making a ten. Here is a making ten strategy below. We decompose the 6 into a 2 and 4. This allows us to make a friendly 10 with the 8 and 2. Now we can just add 10+4.

8 + 6 =?

8 + 2+4

10 + 4=14

## Science

We are in the middle of our new Science unit on Waves. We have been doing explorations that involve vibrations, sound and light waves.