The students had a great time celebrating Halloween in school last Wednesday. They went to the Boo Bash in the morning and did lots of fun crafts and played fun games. Thank you so much to the parent volunteers who helped it go so smoothly. The parade was a hit for the students in the afternoon as well.
This week is a short week of school! Please remember that there is no school on Tuesday November 6th, Thursday November 8th, or Friday November 9th.
Here's what we've been working on in the classroom :
Reading : We added a couple more decoding strategies to the students' repertoires last week. Skippy Frog suggests that the reader skips over the word that he/she doesn't know, reads to the end of the sentence, and then tries to go back and put in a word that makes sense and looks right. Tryin' Lion reminds you to always check if the word you came up with makes sense.
Writing : The students are doing a great job with their Small Moment writing pieces. Last week, we went over the writing process to help students organize their ways successful writing pieces. We said that first, writers come up with an idea. Then, they stretch the story out across their fingers. After that, they get paper. Next, they sketch the pictures and write the words. Finally, they go back and re-read their pieces to make sure they make sense and are easy to read.
Math : We finished up the end of unit 2 by learning about using number models to represent number stories and how to solve for the unknown. The next unit, unit 3, is heavily focused on addition and subtraction.
Science : We continued to talk about how stars appear to move across the sky. Ask your child how the stars appear to move and see if he/she can remember which star appears to stay still - the North Star, or Polaris.
Here are some pictures of the students last week: