Sorting by color, shape, and size! Impressive!
Playing Money Bingo at Math Stations
Drawing and writing O words and O sentences.
Outstanding O words
Dinosaur rebus sentences.
I see an egg. It has hatched a baby dinosaur. It is cute.
More hard work on our O words
Counting by 5's
Making subtraction sentences
Starboard literacy fun
Adorable foot dinosaur with a very artistic setting. Great work!
"The dinosaur ate the bird." oh no!
This week we continued learning about penguins and moved to other birds as well. We learned about characteristics of a bird and types of birds. We studied the life-cycle of a chicken.
In reading, we discussed the discussed the difference between fiction and non-fiction text. We had a lot of fun reading Mo Williams' Pigeon books and practiced comparing and contrasting and making text-to-text connections. We reviewed characters and setting and students practiced finding both in their own texts.
In math, we wrapped up our unit on adding. Students did well on the end of unit test. We also practiced telling time to the hour, counting by 10's, identifying coins and their amounts, making our own addition problems, and recognizing number words.
The students are making tons of progress already. We are working hard on gaining confidence and independence, especially with writing.
As always, thank you for your continued support and help at home.
~Book Report due Monday
~Scholastic book orders due Monday if you would like to order
~Tic-tac-toe and Book in the Bag due Friday
~THERE IS SCHOOL FRIDAY!
With all the craziness this week, I forgot to get pictures! I will be sure to get some extra good ones next week. :)
This week our focus book was The Jacket I Wear in the Snow. Students enjoyed the rhyming and repetition. They learned about rebus pictures and sentences, and had the opportunity to create their own. They also practiced retelling the story, and answering why questions using evidence from the text. I can't wait to have to opportunity to dive deeper into our comprehension next week when we have more days to focus on our text.
In math we are wrapping up our unit on ways to count to 100. This is a challenging unit in which students need to not only know their numbers to 100, but they need to know multiple ways to count to 100 and recognize what pattern is being used as they fill in the blank. This is a difficult unit for most students. We also practiced finding the missing number, counting coins, recognizing number words, finding different ways to add up to 10, and recognizing color words. Some students were even challenged to complete double digit vertical addition problems. Most students will be expected to do this soon.
I appreciate all the emails I have received already. Please feel free to email me anytime you have a question or concern. I return emails within 24hrs, but usually right away. I will be adding all the email addresses you filled out on the form to a database so that I am able to update you each week or send out reminders. Please keep an eye out this week for an email from me. If you did not receive the form asking for your email address, please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
Book Report due Monday
Tic-Tac-Toe due Friday
Book in the Bag will begin again this week
Look for a Scholastic order form to come home
Please sign and send back the Highlights form that will come home Monday (we receive free items for the classroom even if you check NO)
Happy New Year and welcome to our classroom website and blog. Please check back weekly for new pictures and updates about what your child has been doing in class. I will send out email reminders with a link to the webpage.
We got off to a great start! I am so excited to work with your children. Hopefully you are staying warm during this crazy cold weather. I'm hoping to get some pictures of our fun on Friday and update this weekend. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of your children and helping them reach their full potential socially and academically.