Here's what we've been working on in the classroom:
Reading : Last week, we started learning about a few different nonfiction conventions that the authors of nonfiction text use to organize and share factual information with readers. So far, we've gone over labels, photographs, and captions. As we learn about each convention, the students find examples in their own nonfiction texts and record them in their nonfiction convention journals. We'll keep learning about more nonfiction conventions this week as well.
Writing : Opinion writing has taken on a whole new meaning now that the students have been given free range to write about topics they feel strongly about. Ask your child what topics he/she has been writing about!
Math : Last week in math, we continued learning about the near doubles strategy and then moved on to learning about the 'making ten' strategy. While I would love the students to begin to use these strategies on their own, I do not expect them to do so quite yet. At this point, my goal is to familiarize them with many different strategies they can use to solve math problems.
Science : We took advantage of the warm weather at the beginning of last week and went outside to test our balance. Look for some pictures below.
Social Studies : Since March is Women's History Month, we took some time to learn a little bit about Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, and Rosa Parks last week.
Here are a few pictures from last week :