Week of March 12th

We had a crazy crazy exciting day on Friday while we were Leprechaun hunting. We search all over and he made a mess of our room a few times and even left some green footprints and handprints around the room. Unfortunately he escaped at the end of the day… It was quite a fun and exciting day…. feel free to keep the search at home as well!

 

Writers workshop
They have been blowing me away with the amount of writing they are doing! They are in LOVE with fiction books! This week we talked about creating series books and creating new books using the same characters, but getting into new problems!

Readers workshop
We are studying characters more and more and finding out how different characters connect. We have been reading the first of the Magic Tree House Series as a class and using out new tools during read aloud and buddy reading.

Math
We have been working on different combinations and taking that to the next level with questions such as:

I have 10 crayons
I have 4 red and the same amount of blue and green.
How many do I have of each?

I have 12 crayons.
I have the same amount of green, blue and purple crayons.
How many do I have of each?

They have been doing super well and am very impressed!

Ours schedule for Japanese Culture Day.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DA2oE98Oap977ZL6PpQbvZdEscU0KWKBu2oaYH9Jzgw/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Week of March 5th

Math
We have been reviewing several of our techniques and skills to help us with addition and subtraction. They kids are keeping up super well and very impressed. We are now working more as well on being able to explain our thinking and why we use certain strategies.

Readers workshop
We are studying non fiction and going through a few new post it notes to help us work on comprehension such as marking important parts, finding how different parts are connected (what would happen if this part wasn’t included..) We ended the week talking about characters and how we keep track of what they are doing.

Writers workshop
We are able to connect a lot to what we are learning about in readers workshop and the kids are on fire!! They love writing non fiction and they are coming up with a lot of fun creative ideas. We have talked about how we make a “problem/trouble” in our stories to add some more excitement.

Art
We used a combination of oil pastels and watercolors to help us create a self portrait of us when we are older, and what job we would like to do.

 

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Week of February 26th

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the wonderful sunshine toward the end of this week.
On Thursday afternoon 1P and 1G got a chance to go to the main building rooftop so we could get some sunshine and read outside for a class period. It was nice to get some fresh air and spend some time reading with new buddies or by ourselves with the sun rays!