Our learning this week!
Reading: This week in reading, we are still learning about non fiction text features. We talked about charts and captions as well as reviewed text features like the table of contents, diagrams, and labels. I've also completed some mid year assessments that I will be able to share with you during parent/teacher conferences coming up in February!
Writing: We are close to the end of our non fiction writing unit! We started the unit by researching a topic and then writing a non fiction story about it. Recently, we've been learning that we are all "experts" at different things! We can choose a topic that we can teach someone about and write a non fiction book about it that includes non fiction text features! We will be having our non fiction writing assessments in the next two weeks. I will be able to share those scores with you at conferences.
Before we write our stories, we use a plan sheet to organize our writing! :)
Math: We have been learning different math strategies to add quickly. We have been trying to memorize our doubles facts by practicing our "doubles rap" daily! We also learned about near doubles. Near doubles are a doubles fact plus or minus 1. We learned that if we know that 4+4=8, then we can quickly say the 4+5=9... (4+4 plus one more). This will be extremely helpful to us when we are taking our timed math fact assessments!
Science: Not only are we still learning about animals with our cpszoo project, but we also started our space unit. This week we learned about our solar system. We talked a little bit about each planet and will be learning more about the moon and the sun!
Don't forget - we have library checkout on Thursdays!
January 20th - wear blue and hat day (PBIS celebration)
January 27th - PBIS celebration for Responsible (dress up like the job you want when you get older)
February 3rd - PBIS celebration for Positive (Neon/Bright Color Day)