I am happy to say we are settling more into our routines in our classroom!
This week, we started focusing on one letter a week. We started with Mm, and have listened for beginning sounds and reading books with Mm words. This week, we sorted letters and words. The kids each wrote a letter or a word, then each student sorted them into categories.
In Math, we have been working on numbers 6-10. We have been making groups, using tens frames, and writing the numbers.We have been focusing a lot on the tens frames - we have used objects, colored them in, and even used an app on the Smart Board. We fill the tens frame left to right, top to the bottom. It's been a little tricky for the kids to fill completely across if the group they're counting is laid out differently than that, but they do better every day.
In Social Studies, we learned about the US Constitution. We talked about our rules and why they are important. We categorized them into rules for Safety, Respect, and Rights.
Next week, we are going to learn about apples. I wanted to know what the class was interested in for apples, and they have some really great questions we are going to answer next week! We will be tasting some apples and even making applesauce.
:) Mrs. Steinman