Week in Review: March 17

Reading: This week we worked on problem and solution as our comprehension strategy. This strategy allows us to think more about the story we are reading and analyze what is happening. We determined that a problem is something that is wrong and the solution is what happens to fix the problem. We read different stories this week that we had to figure out the problem and solution. Encourage your child to identify the problem and solution at home when reading with you!

Sight Words: have, help
Poem: I Have, You Have

Writing: We are digging deeper into informational writing and becoming great writers! This week we used the LEARNING FROM A MENTOR TEXT chart to remind us of the things that we should include in our writing. After introducing the chart we then used as a checklist. We noticed that our class writing did not have pictures that teach. I modeled how to draw a picture that matched my words and taught my reader.

We also talked about comparisons and how a comparison helps teach our reader. We made a chart listing comparisons including:
As soft as a feather
As big as a bear
As long as a snake
As a class we added a comparison to our writing. Our first fact was that lions roar. We added, "A roar is as loud as a megaphone". They then went out and added this component to their own writing. On Friday we added informational writing to our writing board.

Math: This week we solved addition and subtraction story problems. We worked on this as a whole class and as an option at math with someone. When at math with someone one partner tells a story and the other partner solves the story problem. An example of a story problem would be; one day I saw 4 bugs then 2 bugs crawled away. How many bugs are left?

Content: This week we finished up our weather unit. We spent the week talking about seasons and how the weather changed from season to season. On Friday we wrote about our favorite season and drew a picture of what it would look like outside our window during that season. The kid also got into groups to read about clouds. As a group we shared what we read about clouds.

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