All morning I kept hearing,”This is the best day of my life!” Such happy little beings…lots of love.
Here’s a look at next week…
Tuesday we will finish our book about POLAR BEARS. They are really turning out nicely. Good sentences, good recall of information and neat writing.
I will lightly introduce PENGUINS. Eventually we will compare and contrast the POLAR BEARS AND PENGUINS. Higher level thinking going on in here. 🙂
READING- I will try to pick up reading groups from Friday and Monday. Please send in their bags. I can tell that the kids are reading more at home. Their reading shows it and so does their writing. They are also doing well with COMPREHENSION…very important to understand what is read, connect it to prior knowledge or another topic/book with which we have dealt, or to apply it to new learning. thanks for your help on the home front.
WRITING-PENGUINS Informational Compare and Contrast
SPELLING WORDS-had mad sad go we look in
PHONICS-We will do a long i review, as in like, bike, kite
FRIDAY-Spelling Test (see words listed above)
MATH-Number Bonds, composing and decomposing
Here’s a glimpse into my class. The book calls for a circle with 2 lines connecting to it. As in a circle with a 5 in it and 2 lines with circles at the end of the lines, showing 2 numbers that make 5. Bonds. Well, I asked my class to give me 2 numbers that would make up 7. They gave me 3 and 4. Then I asked for more numbers. That was my mistake because then they started giving me 3 + 2 + 2 + 0. The bond in the book only gave opportunities for 2 responses and now they are giving me 4 possibilities! So, I challenged them and asked for 4 numbers that I could compose to make 11, 13, … 🙂
Enjoy your long weekend. Keep reading every day, at least 2 x / day. See you on Tuesday.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
“Every problem is
for a solution.”