It was nice to finally have a full week with no changes in our routine. The kids really worked hard this week getting back into the groove. In reading and writing we are working on a final celebration of our work during our nonfiction units by researching an animal, taking notes, and creating a short paragraph to teach others about it. Next week we will be publishing them using Chatterpix on the iPads. In math, we focused on counting coins this week and using a number line to find a mystery number. For example, my number is more than 20, less than 40, 4 away from 35, and greater than 37. It's a fun and quick game you can play at home just change up the clues. Your child draws a number line to solve the mystery. It's 39!
Have a great weekend!
It was another short week filled with learning. In reading we have been discussing the "lingo" or expert words that go with our nonfiction books. We learned that readers need to understand and use the lingo that goes with their topic. We can use the entire page to help unlock the meaning of key words like predator, territory, or habitat by reading the headings, captions, and text boxes. In writing, we learned how to write introductions and conclusions for our information books. Their books are filled with some great information! Math this week focused on skip counting by 5's, 10's, and 100's. We then applied skip counting to counting sets of nickels and dimes. The highlight of the week though was learning about Veterans Day and honoring our veterans at the KES Veterans Day Assembly. Thank you to all who serve and have served in our armed forces!
We have been learning map skills like how to use a compass rose, follow directions, and reading a legend. This week we combined our map skills with our previous learning about rural, suburban, and urban communities to create maps of made up towns and cities. The kids really enjoyed using their map skills in a creative way!