Saturday, April 12, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

We worked so hard this week, I forgot to take any pictures!

Math: We are working on base 10 with numbers 11-19. Students are learning that 12 is a group of 10 and 2 more. In Math centers on Friday, they worked 3 different ways building numbers. They used physical base 10 blocks to make numbers 1-49. In small groups with me, we used the same objects on the iPad to make different numbers. Some groups even worked on numbers in the 100s! They also played a game from ABCYa that you can find here if you want. We took a quiz on Friday, and you will see grades posted hopefully by the end of the weekend.

Reading: We worked on ch and sh this week. On Friday, we did an activity called scoot where they had to fill in missing chunks of 20 different words. I was very impressed, and they seem to be learning the chunks really well! Next week, we are working on long vowel pairs (ee, ea, ai, ay, oa).

Writing: We have been writing our opinions all year, but now we are working on supplying support for our opinions. On Friday, we wrote about a tool that we liked and gave 3 reasons. As the weeks go on, the students will be doing this independently.

Science: We worked on many different life cycles of animals this week and also started learning about what comes from eggs. Next week, we will do a little more work with animals that come from eggs and also learn about spring.

Reminders
  • The cut off for no coat is 60. We go outside at 11, which is before the high temperature is reached, so make sure your child has a light jacket. 
  • Students are beginning to run out of glue sticks. Ask your child if they need a new one and send it in their backpack. 
Upcoming Dates
  • Thursday, April 17: Book Orders Due
  • Friday, April 18: No School, Spring Break
  • Monday, April 21: No School, Spring Break 
Thanks for reading! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns!
Miss McPheron 

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