Reading: Partner work was heavily emphasized this week. We learned how we can help our partners to solve tricky words in a story. Now during reading, we will spend about 25 minutes each day reading to ourselves and 10 minutes partner reading. We’ll continue to explore how reading partnerships work and how to be successful reading partners next week.
Writing: This week we began writing with discussing how to make an opinion statement. These are sentences that answer a question with an opinion. We then worked on developing reasons to support an opinion and now we are one step closer to writing persuasive paragraphs. Be sure to ask your child about the “hamburger” organizer we used in writing on Friday.
Math: We learned all about expanded form in math- breaking a number into an expanded addition sentence like 300 + 40 + 6= 346. We also worked on regrouping numbers using base 10 blocks to show a number with the fewest blocks possible. We also got a preview of adding large numbers with regrouping.
Science: In science we have begun creating a model of a tree. We’ll continue adding to our model next week and soon the models will be coming home. This is a great way to review all the parts of a tree and their jobs!
Fundations: We worked on words with glued, or welded sounds. These are words that include ong, onk, ang, ank, ing, ink, ung, unk as well as am, an, and all. A favorite activity of the week was a word scramble. Everyone enjoyed trying to solve my word scramble puzzles and loved creating their own for a partner to solve.
What strategies did you use this week to figure out a tricky word?
What is the “hamburger” organizer?
How would you write the number 458 in expanded form? 603? 380?
What does your model of a tree look like so far? What materials did you use?
Dates to Remember:
October 22nd- Town Forest Field Trip and Early Release
October 22nd- Scholastic Book Orders Due
October 31st- Food Pantry Donations Due
November 4th- No School
November 11th- No School
Here are some photos from the last two weeks: