Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Week in Review--Polar Animals Cont.


-Our sight words this week were the words “will” and “be”! 

-Please remember to practice your sight word flashcards each day as part of your homework.

-We continued working this week on the H brothers (th, wh, sh, ch, ph)

-We had 2 new word families this week  -ig and -og

-We  learned about the reason’s authors write: Author’s Purpose (persuade, inform, entertain)

-The CAFÉ strategies we worked on this week were

“Check for Understanding- nonfiction/informational”

“Author’s Purpose”

How can you help your child with the strategies at home?

1. Work some nonfiction or informational books into your reading time at home.  Find a topic your child is interested in and ask them what they already know about that topic.  Read together to see if their prior knowledge is in the book and see what other fun things you can learn

2. Talk about why the books you read together have been written.   Entertain (for fun), Inform (to teach you something), Persuade (to convince you of something)


-In math we reviewed 3D shapes

-We worked on “The Story of…” for numbers 6-9

-We worked on counting on from a given number


-This week in writing we made a class “How to” book.

-We brainstormed the steps we follow to brush our teeth

-We talked about transition words to move from one page to the next—first, next, then, last

-We made a plan for a 4 page book. 

-Mrs. Stevens made the pages of the book and left out some of the sight words and H brother sounds..

-We illustrated the book all on our own

-We made a title page for “How to Brush Your Teeth”  So cool!
-This week our theme continued to be polar animals- specifically, penguins
-We read several informational books and fun stories about penguins
- We predicted what it would be like to be a penguin
-We learned about penguins from an educational website called Core Clicks
-We used the information we leaned to write a class poem
-We made penguins to go with our poem
Many of the students are changing levels on Raz-Kids!  This is so exciting!  The program reads the book to your child, then your child reads it on their own.  After you get past the beginning level, the books even have questions to check for understanding.  You can use this app at home, and the app will read the questions and answer choices to your child.  Just grab some headphones and try it out!
Have you tried Pebble Go yet?  We used it on Onday to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Next week:
--Our theme next week will continue to be the 100th day of school

--In writing we will be making our own “How To” book

--In math, we will be doing many activities with the number 100

--In reading, we will focus on predicting

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