In Writers’ this week the class revised their sentences checking for punctuation as well as adding in linking words to connect ideas to make their writing just right. We also were reminded to not just fix up sentences but also fix up words using a range of spelling strategies. The class reviewed all their book reviews, giving them checkups referring to the opinion writing checklist, to make sure their writing is as strong as it can be before choosing a final published piece. The class celebrated the end of the unit by reading aloud their chosen piece of writing. Well-done!
In Readers’ we listened to an audiobook and noted down what makes reading sound great. We gathered the strategies used and added them to a new chart called ‘Ways to Sound like a Reading STAR!’. We then picked a page to share and show off our star reading with the class.
We learned that to make our reading sound its very best, it sometimes helps to have an audience. To celebrate the end of our ‘Be a Reading Boss!’ unit we made an audiobook recording to the book Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend. Montessori came in to listen to our audio recording of the book!
On Wednesday we read with 1P, not only taking it in turns to read aloud, listen carefully and give feedback, but also to provide tips to help one another smooth out any ‘bumpy’ parts or add more expression.
In Maths the class continued to measure lengths with different units. We measured how far different animals, including a first grader, can jump.
We also solved combining and comparing word problems. We completed an activity that assesses our understanding that, when measuring a given object, different sized units yield different counts. Finally, we completed the post-assessment for Unit 5. Great work!
We completed our first IPC unit on the brain! This week we watched several fun videos and completed the ‘What I learned’ section of our KWHL grid.