What’s Been Happening in Our Class?
• Through our morning messages, we focused on the /sh/, /th/, /ch/ sound spelled “ch” or “tch” after a short vowel, /or/ sound spelled “or” and “ore”, /ar/, /m/ sound spelled _mb, /w/, /wh/, and /er/ sound spelled er, ir, and ur.
• In shared reading, we focused on main topic and key details after reading Spiders. Each table worked together to create spiders with main topic bodies and key detail legs. They are hanging outside our classroom for everyone to enjoy.
• We also began our Research Lab for our very first unit, which is Wild and Endangered Animals. Over the next eight weeks, we will be researching animals of our choice and writing all about them. We have been reading non-fiction books about various animals and created a long list of WOW facts to get excited about the new unit. We have also been adding vocabulary words to our class glossary.
• In math, we used probability and number combinations to play a new partner game… “Drop the Beans”.
• We continued to find and explore relationships among number combinations up to 10. We solved problems with multiple solutions and noticed the patterns among the equations.
• We explored relationships among number combinations up to 10 as we played “Make the Sum” game. Using 10-frame dot cards, we had to combine two or more cards to make our target number – 10. The students are becoming quite fluent with math facts.
• Finally, we discussed odd and even numbers and discovered that even numbers can be divided equally and odd numbers cannot. We are so excited to play “Even Steven and Odd Todd” during math workshop.
• In science, we discussed qualities of rolling solids. Using a ramp, we tested which rolling solid would roll the farthest. The blue ball was the winner! We discussed what attributes made this solid roll the farthest.
• We also discussed qualities of hardness and placed our solids in order from softest to hardest.
• Finally, we used a Venn diagram to sort the solids by the ability to sink, float, or both.
Wish List: The class would appreciate any donations of baby wipes, eraser caps, and napkins. Thanks for your continued generosity and support.