Happy New Year! A huge thanks for all the wonderful gifts and sweet treats you gifted me. Your generosity is very appreciated. Here is what is happening in our room:
Reading & Word Work
I have made some adjustments to the reading and word work groups based on recent assessments. We continue to work on spelling rules with our word work. Reading groups are focusing on skills that will improve their reading and/or comprehension skills. An earlier posting this week discussed the Spelling work, done at home, we are doing in addition to the Word Work we do in class. Here we are enjoying new library books or other books, from our book baskets, during read to self time.
We are jumping into a chapter on subtraction of two-digit numbers. We are beginning to regroup when subtracting. Please take some minutes to discuss the homework and sheets completed in class with your child. You will see how the concept of regrouping is being taught. Students that have mastered the basic math facts (addition and subtraction) are able to work more quickly when we are solving these computations and word problems. Continued work on mastering the basic math facts, will help your child be more efficient and confident when doing math.
We will continue to expand our writing experience writing different types of fiction and soon we will work on an all about (non-fiction) book. Today we did prewriting about our favorite holiday memory. These pieces will be edited, revised, and published with the final typed using Word in the computer lab. We continue to exchange letters with our pen pals at Ordway. It is always a great day when we get mail from our pals!
We continue to investigate Solids and Liquids and their properties. Here are your scientists comparing small solids to liquids.
Soon we will be mixing solids and liquids, making layers, exploring chromotography, etc.