Thursday, March 24, 2011
Kemari brought in a book from the public library that he checked out to read. It was all about sharks! He checked out a couple of shark books. He went to the library with his mom. He told us he loves going to the library! :)
This is a video of two of my students during read to someone. They are showing how they share a book, read the words, read the pictures and retell a familiar story. They both know how to read this book, but are going above and beyond by discussing what is happening on each page to check their understanding of the book. Not to mention they are quite comfortable laying down enjoying the fun of reading! =)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I introduced a new activity for math by myself. The students have a choice to use magnetic number pans with missing number cards. They pull a card out of the pile and fill in the blank for the missing number. For example, 5 ___ 7. They would put the magnetic number 6 in the blank. I have missing number card 1-20 for the students to practice. I will eventually add numbers in the 20’s, 30’s and so on.
We made weather books today. We first wrote a different type of weather we have been studying on each flap of our book. After we wrote the words, we went back to our seats and drew a picture to go with each type of weather. I wish I could take pictures of each book because every student did such a great job with their writing and illustrations. I will post these in the hallway and send them home shortly after.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
We've been studying the sneaky/bossy letter E this week! The letter E tells the hard working vowel to "say his name and not his sound". We built many words using this strategy today and will continue working with it the rest of this week. The class is doing a great job finding words with the sneaky/bossy E in them and many students have been adding those same words to their writing journals!
Monday, March 21, 2011
For the next two weeks we will be studying weather. Below are pictures of each table group. We have a party cloudy or mostly sunny (depending on which side of the table you are), lightening, rain drop, sunny, snowy and cloudy tables. We are also marking the weather each day on our weather graph. We will see after the two week study which type of weather we had the most and least of.