We had a busy week! In the midst of the busyness, I somehow failed to take any pictures. We wrapped up our third grading period on Friday - I can't believe we only have 9 weeks left!
In Math, we continued working on subtraction. The students seemed to do pretty well with subtraction - which can be tricky at this age! We are doing some extra work to practice going back and forth between addition and subtraction in small groups. We took our subtraction test on Friday. It will go in the grade book for the next grading period due to some absences. Next, we are working on measurement. We will make comparisons for length, height, weight and capacity. We will also learn to measure to the nearest inch using rulers.
In Reading, we are working on main idea and retelling simple stories. These can be difficult skills, so we will continue practicing them throughout the remainder of the year! We will work on letters y and q, and will be moving to long vowels and digraphs soon. I sent home a chart with our "hunks and chunks" that we focus on. We have learned ch, sh, and th this week, but will be focusing on each one in detail later. I like to introduce them ahead of time so they start becoming comfortable with them.
In Social Studies this week, we learned about community helpers. We tied in writing and did a research project as a class. We read several informational books and use the knowledge we gained to answer five questions about police officers. We took a vote to decide which community helper we wanted to study, and police officers won!
Next week, we are going to learn about wind in Science and learn a little about Ireland and St. Patrick's Day in Social Studies.
Grade cards will come home on Wednesday. We do not have school Friday or the following Monday.
Have a great weekend!
:) Mrs. Steinman