Sight Words: be, make
Comprehension Strategy: This week students learned about problem and solution. Identifying and understanding the main literary elements of a story such as character, setting, plot, and problem/resolution gives readers a process for storing information to remember and to comprehend what the story is about. This knowledge will also help students as they are writing stories.
Questions you can ask when reading with your child may include:
-“What is the problem of the story? Find where that happened in the story.”
-“How has the problem been resolved? Find where that happened in the story.”
Word Families: The word families that we learned about this week were the -ea and -ee word families. We first started by watching a video that explained that when 2 vowels are together we say the first one we see. It makes a long vowel sound. These families are also tricky because they both sound the same. We practiced reading these words and writing them.
Vocabulary: This week we read the story "Nicky and the Rainy Day". The words that we learned about were blizzards, cliffs, boring, impossible, jungle, and meadow. As a vocabulary review we drew a picture of something that would be impossible using the app Draw and Tell.
iPads: This week students continued learning about weather with Pebble Go and then used Adobe Voice to recall information about their weather topic. Check out their finished products below!
Students also used Popplet to write information about a weather topic.
Writing: This week for Mechanics Monday we learned about pronouns. We started by watching a video learning that pronouns are words that replace proper nouns and include we, they, it, she, he, I, etc. We had pre-made sentences that we changed the proper noun to a pronoun. They did great with this skill by verbally changing sentences of their own!
Throughout the week we continued our opinion writing unit. We started by watching a movie trailer and writing a movie review as a class. After watching the trailer to Boss Baby we wrote if we thought others should go see the movie. Students worked on this process at their seats after seeing the correct way of filling out their planning page. We also made a list of possible movies and tv shows that we could write an opinion about upon finishing our Boss Baby writing.
Math: This week we spent time practicing and learning ways to make 10. We showed ways to make 10 by using tens frame paddles and number bonds. By using a tens frame students use different color counters to show the 2 ways to make 10 by filling in the tens frame. A number bond is another way to show our addition sentence with the missing addend.
Vocabulary: This week our vocabulary word was Number Bond. Students explained that a number bond is a picture that shows an addition problem.
iPads: This week students used the app Doodle Buddy to show ways to make 10. Students started by scanning a QR code with a missing addend. (8 + __ = 10) Students used Doodle Buddy to figure out the answer. The background was a picture of a tens frame that they filled in using picture stamps.
Content: This week we continued our unit on weather. Students made weather hats that had a variety of weather conditions and we also completed a class popplet of what we wished it would rain. Students used book creator to create themselves eating the food it was raining.
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 the importance of having humor in our lives. We started the week with a chart of when it is appropriate to laugh and times when it is not appropriate. Then we watched a story of Howard B. Wigglebottom and how too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. We applied this to a situation that might be funny, but if we take it too far it could hurt the feelings of a friend or turn into a bad situation. We ended the week with sharing funny things from home and watching a few funny videos that just made us Laugh Out Loud!
IN 2 WEEKS...
Reading: Students will...
-learn words in the -oa and -ui word families.
-visualize while listening to a story.
Writing: Students will...
-learn about using fancy words in writing.
-review opinion writing.
Math: Students will...
-learn about decomposing numbers.
-showing 2 different ways to make a number 1-9.
Content: Students will begin learning about insects. This is a 2 week unit that allows students to observe real butterflies!