We took the week to really understand the features of nonfiction.
Here are the features that we studied:
Children picked their new nonfiction topics and started to plan their book. The table of contents was used as a way to plan our books. Children worked on chapter 1 of the book and introduced their topic to their reader. We studied many student authors, as well as published authors to see how they grasp the attention of their readers. Ask your child what chapter 1 is called in their new expert book.
This week students work on subtraction. We subtracted 8 and 9 from teen numbers. Children were encouraged to use multiple strategies to solve problems. Most children used the counting on strategy while others used the take from ten strategy. Here are the two strategies below.
This week we did a lot of work around self talk. We learned that we can use positve self talk to help us when we are distracted or when need to follow directions. This strategy can be used at home, too. Tell you child the direction and have them repeat it in their head over and over until they complete the task. An example: "Please brush your teeth and pack your backpack. Use self talk!" :)
Dates to Remember
December 12 – BOE Listening tour at WES- 5:30 – 7 PM
December 24 – Jan 3 – Winter Break Students return on Jan. 4.
January 27 – Professional Development for staff. Crest programming available for students.
January 5- Winter sports packets go home
January 10- Winter sports packets due
January 24- Winter Sports
January 26- Winter Sports
January 31- Winter Sports
February 2- Winter Sports
Feb. 17 - Professional Development for staff. Crest programming available for students.