Reading: A big part of reading workshop this year is sharing ideas with a partner. Everyone was assigned their first reading partner. This is a person who your child sits with during reading lessons and reconnects with at the end of reading. Typically there is a specific topic that kids are discussing with their partners. Partners are a great way to get everyone talking about books and reading!
Writing: This week in writing we worked on adding details to stories. We talked about zooming in on a moment and stretching out the details of one part of our stories. We also worked on adding thoughts and feelings to add different kinds of details.
Math: In math we’re continuing to master sums to 10 and 20. The main focus this week was on comparing sets of numbers with the symbols >, <, and =.
Science: Some new vocabulary words were introduced in science this week- pigment and chlorophyll. We learned all about why leaves change colors and then did another sketch of a tree using colored pencils to show the colors of fall.
Fundations: We worked on words with the /k/ sound and also reviewed digraphs (consonants that make one sound) and blends (two or three consonants next to each other that each make their own sound).
Who is your reading partner? Did you get any new ideas from them this week?
What is an example of a transition word? How did you use these words in your story?
Why do leave change colors?
____ + 4 > 5+4 What are three different numbers that could make the expression true?
Dates to Remember:
October 1st- Half Day
October 9th- Picture Day
October 13th- No School (Columbus Day)
October 15th- Writing Celebration 9:30 Newman Cafeteria