Writing: In writer’s workshop we have been working hard to take our research notes and turn them into a report. Everyone is being very independent with this project and I am so impressed by their work! A big goal in this unit is to be able to write with awareness of the reader- keeping things interesting and engaging while sharing important information about the animal.
Math: Everyone is a three digit addition master after this week! We also have begun to solve three digit subtraction puzzles with the cross number puzzles. This is challenging! Especially when both the tens and the ones need to be regrouped. If you didn’t watch the you tube videos, and are confused about cross number puzzles, check them out below. Our homework next week will be completely focused on three digit addition and subtraction. Dr. G, the super intendant of Needham Public Schools came by for a visit during math this week!
Fundations: The next d syllable spelling pattern is using words that have the long e sound- ee, ea, and ey all make this sound.
Second Step: This week we talked about responding to criticism. We talked about how sometimes, criticism is meant to be helpful and is true, but other times, criticism is untrue and can be hurtful. We practiced how to deal with each of these situations while managing angry feelings. We also reviewed what to do if some one is being unkind or bothering us. We will continue to have this conversation next week- many students often use the strategy of ignoring or walking away. We realized that this strategy is a good one to use, but hasn’t been working recently for many kids- we’ll talk more in depth about that next week.
Tell me about the earthworm you observed. What did it look like? What did it feel like?
Solve 536 + 184. What strategy did you use?
What is your favorite kind of nonfiction book to read?
Dates to Remember:
Tuesday, April 14th: Delayed Opening