Students practiced the counting on strategy today.
To help students work on writing complete sentences I gave them a funny picture and they had to write a statement, question, and exclamation to go with it.
We made a cloud book to go along with the 4 types of clouds we learned about yesterday.
Max and Landrie were our VIPs today.
Our phonics skill this week is the -ou sound like in mouse.
In math we worked on the building method to solve 2 digit addition. The students were working on seeing that a number is made up of a group of tens and some ones. They will add the tens first and then the ones. For example, 45+28 would be solved by adding 60+13.
We learned the last type of sentence, exclamations. Students did a good job giving me examples with a lot of feeling in their voices.
Students worked on showing different money amounts using ten sticks and ones. Then they made a new ten to help them add two numbers. This is getting them reading for two digit addition.
Our last type of poetry was simile. First I gave the students three skittles and had them compare them to something else. For example, “This skittle is as red as a strawberry.” Then I read a very silly book called, My Friend is as Sharp as a Pencil. We wrote simile poems about ourselves and then drew pictures to show the similes.
This week’s skill is the -ow sound like in cow.
In math, we worked on showing different ways to make money amounts. In this picture, Grace is working on showing different ways to make 30 cents.
We are close to be done with our poetry unit. We have learned how to write all different kinds of poems including shape, haiku, and cinquain. Today’s poem was alliteration. This type of poem has two are more words close together that start with the same letter. Students worked on writing ice cream flavors using alliterations.
This year we have already learned two types of sentences, question and statement. Today we learned one more, command.
Students are learning about air in science right now. Today we made parachutes using napkins and strings. Students tested out the parachutes.
We are still working hard in reading small groups. I am so proud of these kiddos and how far they have come in their reading!
The spelling skill this week has proved to be difficult for the kids. We are working on spelling the base word first and then adding the suffix. The -ly suffix means that it is “in a ( ) way.” The -ful suffix means “Full of ( ).”
Students worked on writing a cinquain poem yesterday. We first wrote one together as a class and then they came up with their own.
We did a review game to practice for our Chapter 7 math test.
We learned about when to add -er and -est to words to compare them.
This week stumped a lot of the kids. Everyone will be on list A this week.
Here are our VIPs for today. Every student earned at least 1 character card today. They are all in the running for the table now.
Our spelling skill this week is compound words.
Students made a clock today that will help them practice telling time.
We started our engineering unit in science today. Students learned about the design process and completed the ASK, Imagine, and Plan steps of the process. They were told that they will get 10 straws, tape, a piece of card stock, and aluminum foil to build a boat that will hold the most pennies. Tomorrow the groups will create their boat and then we will test the boats in a bucket of water.