Poem: My Turtle
Sight Words:got, his

Reading: This week our focus was to analyze characters. When reading a story we didn't stop by asking who the main characters were, but we continued to talk about the character throughout the story. We asked questions like, "How was the character feeling? What did the character do about the problem? What was the character like? What did the character look like?" This helps students understand the story more by analyzing who the story is about.

We also learned and made a list of words in the -ig word family. We started with our prezi and then made a list of words that we remembered from the first day (and generated new words). We finished by going on our word hunt by building and blending CVC -ig words. They are getting so good at this!

Our vocabulary words this week were from the book Owl Moon. The words that we learned and added to our expanded vocabulary chart were: bright, statue, shadow, brave, minute, and echo.

Writing: This week in Writer's Workshop we learned how important it was to include a capital letter at the beginning of the sentence. We watched the sentence video which talked about capitals and punctuation. Then we fixed sentences that did not start with a capital letter. Sentences were generated in Book Creator and students were encouraged to find the error and fix it.

We also talked and discussed what makes writing easy and hard to read. We made a chart and shared pre-made examples to explain why certain writing is hard to read. Throughout the remainder of the week we fixed errors in our writing by practicing with Mrs. Keller's writing.

Math: This week our vocabulary word was add. We learned explored and learned different ways to make numbers 6-9. Students used number bond bracelets and math tools to show different ways to make a number as we completed the chart as a class.

A new choice was added to help students practice addition. For a math by myself activity students use the number bond bracelets to show ways to make a number then they use the dry erase marker to write the equations.

For the math app students practiced addition through the app called Number Bond Blaster. This is a fun way to practice as students see number bonds and have to find the missing number.

Content: This week's focus was pilgrims and Native Americans. On Monday we watched a variety of videos that explained why the pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower over to America. We also used PebbleGo to learn about an important Native American who helped the Pilgrims, Squanto.
Then students compared Native Americans and Pilgrims by matching the correct hat with the short sentence.

Students also cut out pictures and sorted the pictures that described pilgrims and Native Americans.

We ended the week with our corn craft. Students had to write about when they have taught a friend something, just like Squanto taught the pilgrims how to grow crops.

Social Emotional Learning: This week we talked about Teamwork and Cooperation. We started the week by reading the book 3 Hens and a Peacock. This is a story about cooperative and the importance of everyone having a special job to get something accomplished. We also watched a video from Kid President that encouraged us to work together with others. We talked about the 3 C's in teamwork and used these words when we had our team building activities on Thursday and Friday. Students had to walk a short distance with a ball in between them and their friend. They needed to depend on the other person and talk about how they were going to make it to the other table. On Friday we built a cup tower as a class. We realized it was harder than we thought when the first tower we built was small and the second fell over. Our third attempt was the best, because we worked together and encouraged others with our kind words!

Reading: Students will...
-respond to questions in a story.
-generate a list of -it words.

Writing: Students will...
-discuss the importance of an ending mark.
-learn how to use a checklist at the end of a writing.

Math: Students will...
-learn ways to make 10.
-review ways to make numbers 1-10.

Content: Students will be celebrating Thanksgiving. Students will learn more about the first Thanksgiving and have their own feast in the classroom.

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