In Language Arts, the students practiced finding the problem and solution in stories, made text-to-text connections, made text-to-self connections, compared and contrasted, and learned new vocabulary. This was the first time any of them had learned about problems and solutions and that it is a requirement of any story. As usual, they impressed me with how quickly they understood a new concept. Our new word family this week was -ake.
In Science, students started a K,W,L about reptiles. They already knew so much, but had many questions and lots to learn. Throughout the week we read many non-fiction texts and watched a few video clips about reptiles. The students learned the characteristics of a reptile, where they live, what they eat, and the types. Their favorites are Komodo dragon, Anaconda, chameleon, and cobra.
In Math, students finished the unit on adding to 10 to make teen numbers and are flying through the next unit on turning these number sentences around and thinking of word problems in a different way. Students also practiced adding coins, telling time to the hour and half hour, double-digit addition (some of us are even learning to carry!), and number words by 10's.
We even had time to squeeze in a couple "teeth" books today. Students read a creative story about what the tooth fairy does with kids' teeth after she takes them. Students then wrote their own ideas of what the tooth fairy might do with their teeth. So cute!
***If you haven't done so already, click the Brown Bear tab under the "Learning in Progress" tab. Students wrote and read their own version of the book! It is adorable!