It was great welcoming the children back to school. We were able to share some amazing stories from our break and the children all wrote about one small moment that they will treasure.
I enjoyed a nice trip back to Connecticut to visit with family. It was a
I'm happy to announce that our new PROMETHEAN board has been installed and is working! The children all got a chance to interact with it and even used Mr. Starks' promethean board during their music class.
In Reading workshop we will learn:
Compound words: example: butterfly, bathtub
Vowels we, ue, ui all make the long u sound. Example: grew, clue, suit
White Board work words: butterfly, bathtub, homework, bluebird flashlight, herself, true, knew, screw, clue, fruit, blue
High Frequency Words: stood, room, thought, picture, remember
Amazing Words: jealous, relatives, sibling, secret, porridge, collector, flourish, seriousness
Fluency: Attend to punctuation: A comma tells us to pause for a moment. It is important to notice punctuation at the end of sentences and punctuation within sentences.
Character, Setting and Plot: Characters are the people or animals in a story. Setting is where and when a story takes place. What happens in the beginning, middle and end of a story makes up the plot. Good readers pay attention to the characters, setting, and plot of a story.
Story Structure: Knowing the important parts of a story, the characters, the setting, and what happens- can help children understand and remember the story.
In Math we will learn how to: 8.2
-Express amounts of money using dollars-and –cents notation.
-Identify a dollar and know its value.
-Make exchanges between coins.
-Count collections of objects.
-Read and write whole numbers modeled with base - 10 blocks.
- Express amounts of money using dollars and cents notation.
-Make up, solve and record money number stories and discuss solution strategies.
-Write number sentences to match solution strategies.
-Make change by counting up.
-Make up and solve number stories.
-Identify the values of coins.
In Writing Workshop we will finish up our revising unit. Today we took a step back and reviewed small moments and the grading rubric. Tomorrow we will focus on having good endings and then we will rewrite our final pieces. Students will be able to see drastic changes from the start of the unit until now. It has been a long unit but the students having really learned what revision is.
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