Valentine Projects will be coming home this week. This project can be a quite labor-intensive and time consuming. Please help your child pace him/herself so that it does not become overwhelming. Completed projects should be returned to school by February 12th.
Here's what we were working on in the classroom last week:
Reading : We spent a lot of time talking about making meaningful text-to-self, text-to-text, and text-to-world connections last week. The students have a really great job track their thinking by using post-its and reading journals. They've been doing some great thinking about books in school. Make sure to keep having conversations about books at home!
Writing : The students worked on adding details to their pictures and words of their how to books last week. They also worked with writing partners to help make sure their pieces made sense.
Math : Last week, we focused on place value. So far we've only talked about ones and tens. We'll add the hundreds place in a little later this year.
Social Studies : We started the week off talking about the differences between maps and globes. Then, we differentiated between oceans and continents on maps of the world.
Science : We continued discussing plants' parts (and their functions) this week by talking about flowers and fruits. We used our knowledge of plants' flowers and fruits to understand the life cycle of a tomato plant.
Here are some pictures of 1-Bu working with writing partners last week :