Here's what we were working on in the classroom last week :
Reading : There were lots of changes in reading workshop last week! The students got their own book bins, reading spots, and reading partners! Now that the students are reading from their own leveled book bins and in their own reading spots (so that they can really concentrate,) we can officially get under way with how reading will feel for the rest of the year. Ask your child who his/her reading partner is!
Writing : Last week, we went over making sure the pictures match the words on the page and making sure to have a beginning, middle, and end to their stories.
Math : We finished up our first math unit last week. The students got a chance to explore many of the math manipulatives that we'll be using this year, they learned how to playTop-It and Rolling for 50, and they learned how to use the number grid and solve number stories.
Social Studies : Last week, we talked all about community helpers and their roles in our community.
Computers : The students used typing.com for the first time last week. This is a program that will help the students develop correct typing skills and stamina as typers.
Here are some pictures of 1-Bu last week: