Fairy Tales

Poem: Castle
Sight Words: get, of

Comprehension Strategy: This week our focus strategy was cause and effect. When learning about cause and effect we first practiced with understanding of the basic skill. We used different scenarios on cards to determine the effect of a certain cause. Then we used pic collage to match the cause with the appropriate effect. An example of a cause would be it rained a lot, so the effect would be the streets are flooded. In the story, The Three Little Pigs the cause would be that the little pig built a house of straw and was not very sturdy, so the effect is that it fell over when the wolf blew on it. Throughout the week we then recalled the cause and effect within other fairy tale stories.

Accuracy: This week we learned words that belong to the -ame and -ale word families. We watched our videos, made our lists, wrote the slide, and did another FlipGrid with our partners.

Vocabulary: This week we read the fable "The Little Red Hen". In this story students learn about the importance of helping others in order to partake in the end reward. The words that were added to our chart were fable, admired, delicious, delight, doubt, and sigh. Later in the week we did a vocabulary review by connecting the word to the emoji face that described that word.

iPads: For ipads this week students were given the opportunity to create their own fairy tale using the Princess Fairy Tale Maker app by Duck Duck Moose. Students were encouraged to use elements of a fairy tale including having an evil character, good characters, a magical component, and a problem that is solved. Take a look at some of their creations!

Students also used picEDU again to create words and pictures of their word families from last week (ake and ale). Students are becoming very fluent and successful in using the search tool within the app to find pictures to match their words in each word family.

Writing: This week students worked on their post test assessments for their informational writing unit. This is the time that students get to showcase what they know and how well they can write. We finished the week writing a class fairy tale. Students illustrated parts of the story on their own.

Math: This week during math students learned about graphs. Throughout the week we practiced reading graphs and getting information from the graphs as well as filling in information on a graoh. We started the week by filling out a graph that showed our favorite zoo animals. Then we made a picture graph showing our favorite fairy tale characters. Later in the week students went and asked their classmates if they would rather have Goldilocks sleep in their bed or eat their porridge. They used their classmates answers to record on their graph. They we shared our findings.

Vocabulary: Our vocabulary words this week were rows and columns. These words help us better understand graphs. A row is a straight line that goes left and right. A column is a straight line going up and down.

iPads: This week students used a dice with 2D shapes that they rolled. After rolling they recorded the shape they rolled on a graph in the app Doodle Buddy. They practiced recording their answers 2 different ways; with a bar graph using colors to record their answer and a picture graph where they drew each shape that they rolled.

Content: This week we learned about Fairy Tales. We started our week by examining the elements of a Fairy Tale. We used a chart to review the different things that an element has within it. Then we did an activity with Jack and the Beanstalk. The Giant left us a letter wanting us to measure items around the room with his GIANT feet. With our ipad partners we used his foot to measure and take pictures of things that were bigger, smaller, and the same size as his foot. We then retold the story of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears with a craftivity allowing us to draw the beginning, middle, and end of the story. On Thursday we did a STEM activity with a partner using candy DOTS and toothpicks as they built a house for their little pig. It had to have 4 sides and a roof and had to withstand the Big Bad Wolf! We had many successful houses!

Fairy Tale Ball: Every year we have so much fun dressing up as our favorite fairy tale character, princesses, princes, and super heros. On Friday we go down with our dance partner and learn how to curtsy and bow and do different dances with fairy tale music. We end the ball with a parade around the school for everyone to see us all dressed up. After the parade we end with coming back to the classroom and have cookies and juice! We always have a BALL!

SEL (Social Emotional Learning): Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

This week we learned about compassion. Compassion is when we are kind and help to make someone feel better when they feel sad or unhappy. We stared the week by reading "Rude Cakes" and talked about how when we show compassion we are kind to others. Then we listened to Howard B. Wigglebottom and learned how he showed compassion for a friend when he wanted to fix her problem, but wasn't able to. On Wednesday we looked at a picture sequence of 2 turtles and talked about how the turtles interacted with each other and how the one showed compassion. On Thursday we talked about 2 scenarios when 2 different people were not feeling happy. We discussed ways we could show compassion towards them and make them feel better. 

Reading: Students will...
-learn words in the -ide and -ice word families.
-discuss how characters change in the story.

WritingStudents will...
-learn about opinion writing.
-do pre-writing assessment. 

MathStudents will...
-learn about ways to make 10.

ContentStudents will learn about weather. This is the first week of our 2 week unit about weather.