The Hive in Room 5
Here's the buzz...
This week we read Crabby Cat's Shopping by Joy Cowley. We learned:
- what makes a book a favorite book
- the short a sound
- how to take care of books
- how to store books in our book boxes
- to identify opposites
- how to chorally read
- how to put books away in our classroom library
- how to think sequentially (first, next, last)
- how to take care of a damaged book
The hive in room 5 is buzzing about Read to Self. We are working to build stamina...our reading muscles! We are up to reading 8 minutes uninterrupted. That's quite an accomplishment for the second week of first grade! We also learned how to Read to Someone. Ask your child what it means to sit EEKK style and how to check to see if your voice is vibrating.
In math, we completed our fall portfolio computation and problem solving tasks this week. You will see them at portfolio conferences in the spring. We also put our coins, dry erase markers, and socks in our math tool kits. Everyone got their math journal and we reviewed writing numbers 1 and 2. We also played Monster Squeeze and the Penny Dice Game and explored with our math pattern block templates.