1-Bu hit the ground running after Thanksgiving break. Here's what we've been working on in the classroom :
Reading : We've been focusing on fluency for the past couple of weeks. In 1-Bu, we say that reading with fluency means reading like a story teller (not a sleepy robot). To read fluently, readers read smoothly, they give characters different voices, and they read with expression to convey mood. We also spoke about paying particular attention to periods, exclamation marks, and questions marks. When you read to your child at home, please do your best to model fluent reading.
Writing : The students have just about finished up working on the writing pieces they are publishing for our Small Moments writing unit. This unit focused on writing about small moments in time so that the students could learn about how to include details in their writing pieces. Hopefully the students will publish their pieces this week and we'll move on to our next writing unit, which is about creating writing pieces that teach others how to do various things.
Math : Over the past couple of weeks, we wrapped up unit three, which was focused on strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems, and moved on to unit 4. As you've seen with your child's homework lately, unit 4 is focused on measurement. So far, the students have learned how to estimate and measure the length of objects.
Science : In science, we've been busy learning about the moon and what makes day and night. We've gone over the phases moon and why the moon looks a little different every night. If you can remember to look at the moon, it would be fun for you child to track the moon phases over the next couple of weeks.
Here are some pictures from last week: