and Explain Cause and Effect Relationships
strategy focuses on teaching students to recognize a cause and effect
relationship in a story and why the two pieces are related.We talked about many times in real life where
they might see or come across this type of relationship and how they are important
for an author to use in a story to keep the story going and also sometimes to
provide a problem and a solution for the characters to come across.
reading a story with your child point out any situations in the story that
could not or would not happen if something did not happen before, in order for
it to be in the book.
a piece or two of a cause and effect relationship you come across and decide
how changing it would affect the outcome of the story.
situations around your house where you can create or experience a cause and
week in writing we completed our Unit 3 on Information Text. The students took
their posttest writing sample on Wednesday and have improved so much from the
beginning of the unit. I am impressed to see how many wonderful sentences the
class is able to write and the detail in their illustrations and writing!
Information writing focuses on teaching someone something by telling facts
about the topic.
week, we will begin to discuss how to write an opinion about a topic and will use our iPads during writing time!
week we looked through our math tubs for Daily 3 Math and reviewed what the
activities were. We will be changing out the choices next week and putting in
reviewed our Number of the Day and practiced addition and subtraction problems
with our number of the day.
will be reviewing and practicing new apps on our iPads soon!
-This week was all about Dr. Seuss and focusing in on several of his
most famous books. We loved getting to read his books because they were full of
silly tongue twisters, rhyming and goofy illustrations! Some of our favorites
from the week was Yertle the Turtle, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue
Fish, Horton Hears a Who, Butter Battle and of course Cat in the Hat! We
completed several activities to go along with the stories. We voted on whether
we liked our buttered bread right side up or upside down, shared compliments
with our friends using a Horton puppet and created a turtle stack!
we will be using our iPads to learn about a chosen topic and write our
opinion on it!
In math, we
will be working with subtraction and number bonds!
we will focus on story elements and infer/predict.
for the next two weeks is all about WEATHER!
**I have had a great first week back in the
classroom! Seeing all of the children’s smiling faces and big hugs has been
wonderful! We will have a great last nine weeks of kindergarten!