We started the week with a visit to the PC Lab. We used headphones and went on ‘Teach your Monster to Read’. It was so much fun!
In Writers’ this week we reviewed ways to bring stories to life. We also talked about craft moves – the special things authors do in their writing. We practiced including ellipses in our writing – to build excitement, adding exact actions – to make a movie in the readers’ mind and writing big, bold words that ‘POP OUT’ in order to tell the reader to read with a strong voice.
Have a look at us using these craft moves in our own writing!
In Readers’ this week we learned that partners also do something at the end too. We watched each others’ partnership work and notice all the things that partners do well together to try and make our reading stronger and stronger each day. The class celebrated all the good reading habits developed so far. Check out how we recorded our best habits on a sentence strip and read it aloud to share in front of the whole class!
Period 6 on Friday we had a special Readers’ session with our reading buddies in 3B. We went to the park and enjoyed our books in the sunshine! Hopefully not too many mosquito bites as a result…
In Maths the class started a new Unit about Geometry and Shapes. We talked about what the terms ‘geometry’ and ‘two-dimensional’ mean and looked at various shapes and described their properties. Every day we worked on an activity called Pattern-Block Fill-Ins where we had to fill a puzzle outline with pattern blocks and record how we did it.
We also had a similar activity called Pattern Block Counts where we had to make up a design by using a certain number of pattern blocks.
The class played a game called Fill the Hexagons. It was fun!
We discussed ways to make a rhombus, a trapezoid and a hexagon.
Finally we investigated different ways to fill the same outline.