Reading: This week everyone was assigned their first reading partner. This is a person we check in with at the end of each lesson to show what we accomplished that day in reading. We also worked on partner reading. We'll continue to talk about ways to be a helpful reading partner.
Math: We began working in our lesson activity books this week. We also began to learn about one fact practice routine in our classroom using flash cards. Fact practice will be a part of our math routine a few days a week. Building fluency is especially important for getting everyone ready to do double digit and triple digit addition and subtraction later in the school year.
Fundations: Our spelling work focused on closed syllable words (words with a short vowel sounds) as well as words that include glued sounds (ank, ang, onk, ong, etc...)
Science: We worked on another science experiment this week- this time taking a closer look at the leaves. The exciting part about science this week is that everyone worked in small groups to design their OWN experiment. Kids got to pick between a variety of questions such as “What will happen when one bean plant is kept in sunlight and the other is put in the dark in a closet?” or “What will happen if one plant is put in a box that is sealed up so air cannot get in?” We began to look at the results today and will make our final observations next week. See the end of the blog for some photos from science.
What are the steps of your bean plant science experiment? What are your results so far?
Why do authors want to include a powerful ending to their story?
How were you helpful to your reading partner this week?
Dates to Remember:
10/12- No School